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Street fight suspect gave himself up'

PUBLISHED: 17:56 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:42 23 August 2010

CRIME SCENE: Police corden off one of several roads on the Kings Farm Estate after a fight broke out.

CRIME SCENE: Police corden off one of several roads on the Kings Farm Estate after a fight broke out.

A WITNESS claims a suspect in a serious street fight was arrested when he calmly walked up to shocked police and declared: I take it you re looking for me Police closed several roads on the Kings Farm estate, Gravesend at about 6.30pm on Friday after r

A WITNESS claims a suspect in a serious street fight was arrested when he calmly walked up to shocked police and declared: "I take it you're looking for me"

Police closed several roads on the Kings Farm estate, Gravesend at about 6.30pm on Friday after reports of two men fighting in the street.

When paramedics and police raced to the scene they found a man lying in Truro Road, having been badly beaten.

As police closed Truro Road and the adjoining Bristol Road and started questioning residents, they arrested a man at the scene when he apparently handed himself in.

A neighbour, who refused to be named, said: "We did not see the fight but this man was lying in the road.

"He was in a very bad way and the police and ambulance turned up very quickly.

"During this time another man was standing at the end of the road, all the time he was just watching what was happening.

"The police were trying to get someone to open a house door where the trouble seemed to come from.

"It was then he just walked down the road and said 'I take it you're looking for me' and with that he was arrested straight away.

"It seems like it was a domestic incident but there was blood everywhere. It looked really serious.

"We were told by police the man taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries."

Police officers told residents to remain in their houses as paramedics rushed the man to hospital and officers began conducting house to house enquiries.

A forensic expert remained at the scene until about 8.30pm collecting evidence when the cordon was reduced and eventually taken away.

Another resident added: "It was total lock-down. We were told to get back in our house and then police started knocking and asking questions.

"He looked in a bad way. His head was swollen and there was blood everywhere."

A woman at the property where the fight is thought to have started refused to speak to the Reporter when approached on Friday night.

Police confirmed a 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing GBH and had been released on bail.

michael.adkins@archant.co.uk

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