Armed police surround village pub and arrest eight people in lockdown

This is the dramatic moment armed police swooped on a group of people fighting outside a pub.

Six men and two women were arrested after officers descended on the White Horse Pub in the historic Kent village of Otham.

Police were called by witnesses who reported seeing a possible weapon just before midnight.

Images and video posted online then showed officers with weapons in the village near Maidstone.

One topless man was forced to kneel on the ground with his hands behind his back.

The suspects were arrested on suspicion of affray and taken into custody.

No serious injuries have been reported and no weapons have been found, Kent Police said.

The force are calling for anybody with any information to come forward.

Pubs across the country have closed during the government’s nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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