Teenager arrested over inciting riot in Margate

A 17-year-old youth has been arrested by police in Kent on suspicion of inciting a riot in Margate.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in the town on Wednesday morning.

Kent Police said he was bailed until 14 September with a condition not to use the internet to access social networking sites.

The Medway towns experienced disturbances overnight from Monday into Tuesday.

'Stay away'

On Thursday, Kent Police said there had been no significant damage or disorder overnight as a clamp down continued to prevent any organised criminality.

The force said officers on patrol in the county were taking a zero-tolerance approach to any signs of disorder and were monitoring the transport and rail network.

Deputy Chief Constable Alan Pughsley said: "'Our message to anyone trying to come to Kent to attack our community is to stay away or face the consequences."

Overnight there were 463 emergency calls, 81 fewer than the previous day.

As well as the 17-year-old, four other people have been arrested since early Wednesday morning for arson and criminal damage.

Eleven people were also arrested following disturbances in Chatham and Gillingham overnight on Monday where cars were damaged and set alight.

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