Police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the arm in Greenhithe.

According to Kent Police, a man in his 30s was shot in Cooper Close on Sunday night, March 8, around 7:45pm.

The victim suffered an arm injury and was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Kent Police say they are in the early stages of an investigation, and residents should expect to see an increased police presence in the Cooper Close area.

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But two men have already been taken into custody following the attack.

A 38-year-old man from Greenhithe and a 41-year-old man from south east London have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Detective chief inspector Gavin Moss, Kent Police’s senior investigating officer for the case, said: "Our enquiries into this incident are very much in their early stages and members of the public may see an increased police presence in the Cooper Close area while we seek to establish the full circumstances.

"I would encourage anyone who thinks they have information that can assist our work to call us on 01474 366149 quoting 08-1320.

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by dialling 0800 555111 or by completing the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org"

Alternatively, witnesses can submit info to police via an online portal - click here to access the portal.