Blake's in Gravesend: Man arrested after auto driven into nightclub


"(It was) just a normal night out at Blake's Nightclub in Gravesend in Kent", Mr Powar said.

Partygoers are feared to be seriously injured after a auto smashed into a Kent nightclub during a gig for grime artist Giggs, according to reports on social media.

It drove into Blake's nightclub in Queen Street at about 11.45pm on Saturday, March 17.

Footage of the incident shows cops pulling the suspect out of the seriously damaged vehicle, surrounded by an angry crowd.

Police believe others who were injured might have left the scene, and want to speak to anyone hurt to establish the number of victims.

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Police is yet to release the number of people injured.

BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Reece Parkinson posted footage of the aftermath on Twitter as revellers fled the dancefloor amid scenes of chaos.

The driver was pulled from the auto by clubbers, who detained him while police arrived.

He said: 'My God I almost died. A guy who didn't get let in drove in the club. As soon as the incident took place, Kent fire, rescue service and ambulance crews were also called to the scene.

Kent Police were called to Blake's, a dance and night club, at 11:47 p.m. on Saturday, after "a number of people" were injured when a auto drove into the nightclub building, officials said in a statement.

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Witness Sonny Powar said he saw two people get hit by the auto before the driver was pulled from the vehicle.

Kent police said the driver was believed to have been asked to leave the venue following an altercation, and added that the incident was not being treated as terrorism.

'Although we are deeply saddened that injuries occurred, we are grateful that no one was fatally hurt.

He told The Sun: "I saw all the security guards shouting".

A post has been shared on Blake's Facebook page, saying "thoughts and prayers" go to all those caught up in the incident and thanking the "heroic actions" of the club's security team.

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"It stopped at my feet so any further and I could have died, then he reversed up and we all ran".