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Sittingbourne man charged with assaults against Kent Police officers


Charges have been authorised after three Kent Police employees were assaulted in Gillingham.


Edward Midgley is alleged to have assaulted a sergeant, a police constable and a designated detention officer at Medway Police Station on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 January 2021.


The 32-year-old, of Capel Road, Sittingbourne, had been arrested earlier that day following a report he had assaulted a woman, who is known to him, in Sittingbourne.


Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, he was charged with assault and three counts of assaulting an emergency services worker.


He has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday 15 January.