(GRAVESEND, Kent, U.K.) A man named as Mohammed Abdul has been charged with attempted murder after a car was driven into a busy nightclub: At least 13 people were injured when a Suzuki Vitara was driven into Blake’s in Gravesend, Kent, at about 23:50 GMT on Saturday night: He’s due to appear in Medway court later t oday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.19: Officers investigating an incident at a Gravesend nightclub in which a number of people were injured have charged a man with attempted murder: Kent Police was called at 11.47pm on Saturday 17 March after a Suzuki Vitara collided with Blake’s nightclub in Queen Street: A man was arrested at the scene and at least 13 people have been reported injured as a result……..Mohammed Abdul, 21, of McMillan Street, London has been charged with attempted murder……….The incident is not being treated as terror-related……….He is due to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on 19 March #AceNewsDesk reports The car in the club@Sonny_Powar/PA
Clubbers reported hearing a “massive bang” as the car crashed into Blake’s image1.jpeg

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector David Chewter from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: ‘We have reason to believe the person responsible for the vehicle colliding with the nightclub had been asked to leave the venue earlier on in the evening.

‘I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the security staff at the nightclub as well as those members of the public who helped in the initial moments after the collision.

‘Many people were injured as a result of the incident but none of their injuries are described as life-threatening or life-changing.

‘However, we believe there may be more casualties out there who are yet to come forward and talk to us – we would like to hear from them as we continue to build a clear picture of what happened that night.’

Seven people were taken to hospital, three with serious but not life-threatening injuries, Kent Police said.

Mohammed Abdul, 21, of McMillan Street, London, has been charged with attempted murder.

He is due to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court later.

Kent Police said several of those who were injured had suffered broken bones.

Det Ch Insp David Chewter said: “We believe there may be more casualties out there who are yet to come forward and talk to us.

“We would like to hear from them as we continue to build a clear picture of what happened that night.”

In a statement, Blake’s nightclub said it was “deeply saddened that injuries occurred” but was “grateful that no-one was fatally hurt”.

We have charged a man with attempted murder after 13 people were hurt in #Gravesend when a car entered the venue. https://t.co/gxRsknHD1L— KentPolice Gravesham March 19, 2018:

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