A Dartford kebab shop has had its licence revoked for "failing to promote public safety."

The decision to shut down Hythe Street's Kia Kebab - which was made by Dartford Council's licensing sub-committee on Tuesday - came following a recommendation by Kent Police after a fight broke out outside the shop.

The incident took place in the early hours of February 24 and involved a group of men, including one who was reported to have been in possession of an offensive weapon.

Officers attended and arrested two people at the scene, both of whom remain under investigation.

Following the disturbance, licensing officers at Kent Police requested a review of the takeaway’s licence due to its failure to promote public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder.

Licensing officer PC Dan Hunt of the Dartford Community Safety Unit said: "All licence-holders must play their part in keeping Dartford a safe place to live, work and visit, and we will not hesitate to take action when we feel there has been a breach of this shared responsibility.

"I hope the public will be reassured by this result, which demonstrates our commitment to tackling crime and disorder within the borough."