Boy, 16, charged with attempted murder following Sittingbourne stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a teenage girl sustained serious injuries.

Officers were called to Highsted Road, Sittingbourne shortly before 8am on Thursday, 22 July 2021 after a 16-year-old girl was found with stab wounds. She is currently being treated in hospital.

A 16-year-old boy, who is known to the victim, was arrested in connection with the incident.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody and will appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 24 July.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have information, especially those who were walking in the area between 11pm on Wednesday 21 July and 3am on Thursday 22 July. They are also keen to hear from anyone who owns CCTV, or dash camera footage, recorded in the vicinity.

Police say members of the public will see an increased presence in the area while enquiries at the scene take place.