Police have charged two men after a fight broke out as vigilante "paedophile hunters" confronted a man accused of grooming a child.

The Hunted One, a "paedophile hunting group", set up a sting operation on Easter Sunday in Bluewater car park to catch a man suspected of grooming a child. It quickly escalated as on-lookers began to join in.

The group live-streamed the 'sting' operation on Facebook before a man appeared to bound onto a wall and kick the accused. Security then rushed in to separate those involved.

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Lee John Harvey, 20, of The Drive, Gravesend, and Joe Simpkin, 20, of Wheatstone Road, Erith, were each charged with one count of affray on Wednesday, April 19.

A police spokesman said: "The charges relate to a report of a disturbance which took place during the afternoon of Sunday April 16, in connection with the arrest of a man on suspicion of grooming."

Both men have been released on bail to attend Medway Magistrates’ Court on May 10.