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Boy, 17, arrested after brawl on Broadstairs beach

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Original article from Kent Live

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a brawl in Broadstairs.

Police say the incident took place at around 5pm yesterday (June 3) at Viking Bay.

It is reported that during a disturbance involving a group of people, a man was assaulted and suffered a head injury.

He was treated at the scene by South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Coastguard, and was taken to a local hospital for medical attention.

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A 17-year-old boy was later arrested and taken into custody.

Detective Sergeant Claire Munday of Margate CID said: "There was a large number of people on the beach at the time of this incident and we are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call the appeal line.

Emergency services at the scene in Broadstairs

"We would also urge anybody who has footage of the disturbance to contact us as it may assist our investigation.’"

Anyone with information is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference number 3-1100.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form on their website.

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