CCTV images have been released by police investigating a huge brawl in the New Ash Green area before New Year’s which left at least one person with multiple injuries.
Kent Police are hunting a number of suspects, including several armed men wearing balaclavas and face masks, all in relation to a number of ‘violent disturbances’.
The series of linked incidents took place on Wednesday, December 30, in and around the New Ash Green area of north Kent.
The police force said they deployed officers to a car park and rugby playing field off Punch Croft at around 3:50pm.
There were reports of a large number of people fighting in a mass brawl, with those involved allegedly carrying weapons including baseball bats.
A short distance away in Hartley, the occupants of two cars, both of which are believed to have been involved in the brawl, are then alleged to have been involved in a separate but linked incident.
An 18-year-old man was assaulted at the junction of Church Road and Gorsewood Road.
He was taken by ambulance crews to a London hospital suffering serious leg injuries.
A media appeal was issued shortly after the disturbances and since then three men, aged 19, and a 14-year-old boy, have been arrested in connection with assault and public order offences.
Detectives are now renewing the appeal with images of a further four people, who they believe may have important information.
Anyone who recognises them is urged to contact Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/228823/20.
You can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form.