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Eight boys arrested after daytime brawl in Canterbury city centre

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Eight teenagers have been arrested following a brawl in Canterbury on Wednesday (September 1).

Police say they were called to St George’s Street at around 3pm to a report of two groups of teenagers involved in an altercation.

An 18-year-old man was also charged in connection with violent disorder.

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Charlie Golding, of Kemsing Gardens, Canterbury, was charged today (September 3) with a public order offence.

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The 18-year-old is accused of using or threatening unlawful violence with others to cause fear. He remains in custody and is due to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court.

A Kent Police spokesman added: "Six boys from Canterbury, aged between 14 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

"A 14-year-old boy from Canterbury was arrested on suspicion of failing to leave the area when directed.

8 teenagers were arrested in the incident

"A 15-year-old boy from Canterbury was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon (chair leg).

"They have all been released on bail pending further investigation.

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