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Two arrested after brawl between bin men in Chatham High Street

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Original article from Kent Live

Two men have been arrested after a fight broke out between bin men in Chatham High Street last month.

Kent Police arrested a 30-year-old man from Sittingbourne on Wednesday (August 4) on suspicion of affray and for two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

A 28-year-old man from Gillingham was later arrested on August 5 on suspicion of affray.

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The men were arrested in connection with a brawl that broke out between bin men in Chatham High Street at around 5pm on July 5.

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Patrols attended the area following reports of a disturbance, but the men responsible had already left the scene.

One of the bin men was seen brandishing a chair aggressively

Officers have since identified the individuals involved, leading to the arrest of two men, who have been released pending further enquiries.

The dramatic scenes posted on social media showed one high-vis clad worker being knocked to the floor unconscious in Chatham town centre.

Another saw a man in bright orange work clothes waving chairs around and shouting aggressively.

The bin men were filmed brawling in Chatham High Street

The brawling bin men chased each other through the high street as shocked shoppers tried to avoid the fight.

Medway Norse, the Medway Council-owned company which runs bin collections and street cleaning in Medway, has dismissed both of those men from their roles.

One of the bin men was knocked unconscious

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken to officers, can call 01634 792209, quoting reference 46/118487/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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