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Dartford River Crossing: Two men arrested after at-height operation

Crime / Tue 18th Oct 2022 at 05:03pm

TWO people who had been at height on the Dartford Crossing have now been brought down and arrested.

Police have worked hard with partners to bring this situation to a safe conclusion and considered all options available to us.

This afternoon, they brought in an elevated platform which allowed specialist officers to work from height.

That operation was a success and two men have now been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit public nuisance.

The specialist team will be leading the investigation and will be collating evidence for a Crown Prosecution Service decision. Our firm intention is to seek a positive outcome that prevents further dangerous disruption.

Chief Superintendent Simon Anslow said: “We cannot tolerate people carrying out activity which puts lives at risk and prevents people from going about their lives.

“I know this has been really frustrating for the public and the disruption has negatively impacted on businesses and meant people have been late for, or missed, appointments.

“Alongside our partners, we worked hard to resolve this complex situation as quickly and safely as possible.

“Now the situation has been resolved, National Highways will make the decision about when and how the bridge can re-open.”

Ch Supt Anslow added: “I want to again reiterate; we are not in any way anti-protest, and we will always seek to facilitate safe protest where we can.

“However, it is unacceptable for people to think they can put lives in danger with irresponsible actions. In this case, it is clear that we had to act, but that action had to be safe and responsible, and I want to again thank the public for their patience and understanding.”

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2 Comments for Dartford River Crossing: Two men arrested after at-height operation:

David Vincent
2022-10-20 18:23:37

Don't you just long for the good old days when police officers on horseback trampled and bludgeoned strikers and protesters? Unfortunately, Liz Truss has resigned.

GET REAL
2022-10-22 00:37:17

Just listen to im alright jack "David Vincent" working class idiot who bought his little crummy council house for pennies! and now thinks he is a Tory!!

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