Boy injured in Margate beach brawl

Air ambulance Image copyright Valeriesnatural
Image caption The air ambulance landed in front of people enjoying a hot day on the beach

A brawl involving about 50 young people on Margate beach led to the air ambulance being called to help an injured teenage boy.

The helicopter had to land on the sand and a doctor and paramedic treated the assaulted boy before he was taken to hospital by South East Coast ambulance.

Kent Police said they were alerted to the disturbance at about 17:05 BST on Saturday and inquiries were ongoing.

Reports said it followed a row about a girl, but police did not confirm this.

'A massive fight'

A police spokesman said the boy's injuries were not life-threatening.

On Twitter, people said several police and ambulance vehicles went to the beach alongside the air ambulance helicopter.

A tweet by @valeriesnatural said: "When it's [too] crowded there is always trouble...... #margate #margatebeach #ilovemargate…"

And @Lucysal wrote: "All of a sudden a massive fight broke out involving loads of teenagers at #Margate beach today."

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