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Man charged with attempted murder after 13 people were injured in Gravesend nightclub

PUBLISHED: 13:21 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:27 19 March 2018

The scene behind Blake's nightclub in Gravesend. Picture: PA Gareth Fuller

The scene behind Blake's nightclub in Gravesend. Picture: PA Gareth Fuller

Officers investigating the incident at a Gravesend nightclub, where 13 people were injured after a car was driven into the building, have charged a man with attempted murder.

Police outside Blake's nightclub in Gravesend. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA WirePolice outside Blake's nightclub in Gravesend. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The incident, which is not being treated as terror related, took place on Saturday night (March 17) at Blakes nightclub, Queen Street.

21-year-old Mohammed Abdul was arrested at the scene, and has now been charged with attempted murder.

Police have given his address as McMillan Street, London, and he is due to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on March 19.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp David Chewter, from the Kent and Essex serious crime directorate, said: “We have reason to believe the person responsible for the vehicle colliding with the nightclub had been asked to leave the venue earlier on in the evening.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the security staff at the nightclub as well as those members of the public who helped in the initial moments after the collision.

“Many people were injured as a result of the incident but none of their injuries are described as life-threatening or life-changing.

“However, we believe there may be more casualties out there who are yet to come forward and talk to us – we would like to hear from them as we continue to build a clear picture of what happened that night.”

For previous reporting of the incident see:

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/gravesend-nightclub-release-statement-following-weekend-incident-1-5440331

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/thirteen-confirmed-injured-when-car-drove-into-gravesend-nightclub-1-5439708

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/several-injured-as-man-drives-car-into-gravesend-nightclub-1-5439630

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