Auto driven into Gravesend nightclub sparks panic

Elias Hubbard
March 18, 2018

"One guard got the door open and was trying to pull him out or stop the auto but it kept coming towards us. It was a complete mess of panic and chaos", he said.

Partygoers are feared to be seriously injured after a auto smashed into a Kent nightclub during a gig for grime artist Giggs, according to reports on social media.

'At least 13 people were hurt but none of their injuries are described as life-threatening or life-changing.

The incident is not been being treated as terror related.

"Officers were called to Queen Street at 12.47am and are now at the scene".

Footage posted on social media appeared to show a auto inside a tented area with people being led to safety by police.

Shocked witnesses told how the silver 4x4 smashed into Blake's Nightclub in Gravesend just after midnight, after a man was "refused entry by club bouncers".

"But some guy wasn't let into the club or got kicked out so he drove his 4×4 into the tent we was all in".

"It stopped at my feet so any further and I could of died. It was a complete mess of panic and chaos".

BBC radio presenter Reece Parkinson said he was at the club when the incident took place just before midnight, posting a video of himself at the scene and tweeting, "A guy who didn't get let in the club just drove his vehicle inside and almost killed us all".

Kent Police said a 21-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a vehicle was driven on to a dancefloor at Blake's in Gravesend at around 11.45pm on Saturday.

"The vehicle came inches from running me and my friends over".

CARA De La Hoyde sparked concern among fans after tweeting she picked her brother up from the Gravesend nightclub where a driver was last night arrested for attempted murder.

It's alleged the man drove his auto through the club after he was earlier chucked out following an altercation. As soon as the incident took place, Kent fire, rescue service and ambulance crews were also called to the scene.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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