Man kicked out of nightclub rams car into building
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Cops arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a silver 4x4 smashed into Blake’s Nightclub in Gravesend just before midnight
THIS is the dramatic moment furious revellers and bouncers dragged a suspect from his car after he allegedly rammed into a nightclub, injuring at least 13.
Scenes of mass panic unfolded after Suzuki Vitara slammed into Blake's Nightclub in Gravesend, Kent, just before midnight last night, with cops now quizzing a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.
The silver 4x4 had ploughed into a marquee set up in the smoking area at the venue, where South London rapper Giggs was due to perform, last night, with police saying they believed the driver of the vehicle had been asked to leave the club earlier in the evening after an altercation.
In terrifying footage, cops can be seen pulling the suspect out of the seriously damaged car - with angry crowds surrounding them in the chaos.
A number of angry and terrified revellers even appear to be screaming at the suspect as cops try to control the scene.
One of the people behind the camera can also be heard asking: "why did he do that?"
A 21-year-old is now being questioned by cops on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.
At least 13 people were injured, with several people suffering broken bones.
One clubber said he was in the smoking area and saw the driver arguing with bouncers at the front of the club.
He told The Sun: “I saw all the security guards shouting. They were standing in front of the car to stop it moving but it reversed and really went for it.
“One guard got the door open and was trying to pull him out or stop the car but it kept coming towards us.
“Another security guard tried to jump out of the way but he went onto the bonnet and hit the windscreen.
“I knew he wasn’t going to stop so I just got my girlfriend and we ran out of there.”
Other witnesses told The Sun Online that revellers immediately started throwing things at the car that had smashed into crowds, including a table.
Jade Keepin said: "People were throwing things at the car,
"I came out the toilets in the shisha lounge and there was a car in the middle of the floor that security were surrounding and I just saw a person in there smash the back window of the car with his elbow and people throwing stuff at the car.
"It was manic but security were making sure we were okay getting everyone into the main hall and safe."
Witness Bethany Giddins was also at the scene, telling The Sun Online: "I was inside the club at the time and all of a sudden the music stop and everyone was screaming we got told to run to the other exit.
"Everyone was trying to get out at once which then caused fights and trouble inside.
"The police and ambulance turned up and there were people being attended to on the floor.
"Everyone was just screaming and crying. It was a terrifying experience."
Georgia, 19, who was in the main building, said bouncers ordered everyone to the back of the club and made them wait there for 15 minutes.
She said: “We didn’t really see much. I heard the bouncers say there was someone outside who had run down some people.
“People were trying to get out but the bouncers were telling us to get to the back of the club away from the doors.”
The crowd was held there for 15 minutes before being told to get out of the club as fast as they could.
“The music had stopped. There was a real sense of panic,” she said.
“People were saying that someone had been kicked out and because he’s been kicked out he drove into the side of the club.”
She added: “There was a lot of ambulances and a lot of people were saying at least two people had been killed.
“Some people were saying they had seen bodies covered up on the dance floor. But it could just be a rumour.”
Georgia and her friends had gone to see rapper Giggs performing as part of a grime night at the club but his show was cancelled in the aftermath.
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