Armed Police throw sleepy doomsday village into lockdown

armed police throw sleepy doomsday village into lockdown

Armed officers from Kent Police have thrown a sleepy Kent village into armed lockdown following what is understood to be a concern for welfare involving a weapons


Four-Armed response units a dog unit and three Response vehicles were all scrambled to White Horse Lane in Otham on the outskirts of Maidstone on Friday afternoon.


A helicopter from Redhill was also scrambled to an address that officers surrounded just after 2 pm.

The resident on Whitehorse Lane and Three Tee were told to stay in their home away from the windows as the drama unfolded.



One man who asked not to be named was unable to return home from doing the school run after Police closed off access to the village.

No arrests have been at the property


Kent Police have been approached for comment


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