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Partygoers injured as car ploughs into Gravesend nightclub

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 March 2018, 12:28 IST

A number of people have been injured after a man drove a car into a Gravesend nightclub, police have said. The man drove a grey Suzuki 4x4 inside a area full of people, the scene created a panic and chaos.

The man was asked to leave the club in Gravesend following an earlier altercation, Kent Police said. The officers were called to Blake's in Queen Street at 23:47 GMT on Saturday. Police is yet to release the number of people injured. As soon as the incident took place, Kent fire, rescue service and ambulance crews were also called to the scene.

A video was posted on social media shows a car inside a tented area with people being led to safety by police.

BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Reece Parkinson tweeted: "A guy who didn't get let in the club just drove his car inside and nearly killed us all."

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A witness Sonny Powar said, "I saw two people get hit by the car before the driver was pulled from the vehicle."

"(A man) drove his 4x4 into the tent we was all in and ran people over, it stopped at my feet so any further and I could have died then he reversed up and we all ran. We ripped the tent wall apart and got out and called the police. It was a complete mess of panic and chaos," he said.

Another partygoer wrote on Facebook: "I was right in front of the gate, only saw 1 security guard get hit before running for safety hope no one else got hurt."

A spokeswoman said: "We were called at 11.53pm to assist Kent Police at an RTC (road traffic collision) in Queen Street, Gravesend.

One more partygoer tweeted: “Lots of emergency services at Blake’s where a vehicle has allegedly been driven into the nightclub.”

"Two fire engines attended. We left the scene at 12.50am."

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First published: 18 March 2018, 12:28 IST