Kent Police at scene of Chatham firearms incident

Residents have been asked to remain in their homes and others to avoid an area of Medway where Kent Police are dealing with a firearms incident.

Kent Police said the incident was ongoing in the Swift Crescent area of Chatham, in Defiant Close, on Saturday.

Witnesses told the BBC dog units and a helicopter had been scrambled to the scene and firearms officers deployed.

A statement from Kent Police said road closures were in place around Swift Crescent.

It added: "The public is asked to avoid the area. Local residents are asked to remain in their homes at this time."

The force has not yet revealed any further details.

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