UPDATEDArmed Police throw sleepy doomsday village of Otham into lockdown

armed police throw sleepy doomsday village of otham into lockdown 19

Armed officers from Kent Police descend on  the  sleepy  doomsday village of Otham on the outskirts of Maidstone in Kent in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Officers in full body armour with fully loaded Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles carrying  ballistic shield could be heard shouting:” Armed Police gt on the floor. Moments after   eight armed marked BMW X5, pulled into the car park supported by  two dog units.


The armed shakedown was closely monitored by  Police helicopter from above as Police  threw the White Horse Inn into lockdown.

A helicopter  continued to hovered above whilst officers pulled a number of people from the troubled  public house and led them away to awaiting officers.

Some had been placed in handcuff.

It is understood that a disturbance involving weapons had taken place earlier.


A spokesman for Kent Police said : Eight people have been arrested after Kent Police officers, including armed patrols, attended a disturbance in Otham.

A large number of people were reported to have become involved in a verbal and physical altercation in White Horse Lane shortly before midnight on Saturday 2 May 2020. Witnesses also reported seeing a possible weapon.

Upon arrival, officers arrested six men and two women on suspicion of affray and were taken into custody as enquiries continue.

No serious injuries have been reported and no weapons were found.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious. Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/75100/20.