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Police issue warning over Medway Maritime Hospital ‘demonstration’

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Original article from Kent Live

Police have issued a warning over a "pre-planned demonstration" set to take place at Medway Maritime Hospital.

Posts advertising a protest have been circulating on social media with no date for it confirmed.

Police say they are monitoring the situation and have asked anyone planning to attend to adhere to the current COVID-19 guidelines.

The public has also been told to expect an increased policing presence in the area.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police has received no formal notification of a pre-planned demonstration taking place at Medway Maritime Hospital, however the force is aware of posts advertising a possible event on a date to be confirmed.

"Officers have reviewed all available information and liaised with hospital staff to provide advice.

"The situation will continue to be monitored and members of the public may see an increased policing presence in the area.

"Anyone attending such an event is also reminded to ensure they adhere to the current Government guidelines to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19."

Medway NHS Foundation Trust was approached for comment on the "demonstration" but referred all queries to Kent Police, citing it as a public order issue.

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