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Investigation underway following stabbing

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Officers have cordoned off the area while investigations continue Credit: Tom Savvides

A homeless man found staggering near an area of grassland after he was repeatedly stabbed in Kent is in a serious condition in hospital.

The 40-year-old victim had been sleeping on a mattress in an area of King's Bastion in Gillingham.

Officers have cordoned off the area while they investigate the scene and inquiries are ongoing.

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Police say the man stabbed is Polish Credit: Tom Savvides

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Appeal after homeless man stabbed in Gillingham

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was found seriously injured in Gillingham. Kent Police was called at 8.12pm on Monday 18 August to a report of an assault in the area of King’s Bastion, Gillingham.

A 40-year-old man is reported to have suffered stab wounds and has been taken to a London hospital. His condition is thought to be serious at this stage.

The area of King’s Bastion is currently cordoned off while officers carry out investigations at the scene. At this stage enquiries are on-going.

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Passengers 'paying fair fares for comfortable commuting'

Rail Minister Claire Perry said she sympathises with passengers who have had to contend with "inflation-busting fare rises almost every year over the last decade" but insisted the Government was committed to "fair fares".

What we have got to do is make sure rail passengers, who could be forgiven for thinking 'What on earth am I getting for these rises I've seen over the last decade?', start to realise that they are paying fair fares for comfortable commuting.

– Claire Perry, rail minister
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