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Witnesses sought after man stabbed in late night attack

The incident followed a fight outside the Esso garage in Larkfield Credit: Google Images

Detectives investigating a stabbing at Larkfield in Kent have arrested two 21 year old men.

A man is in hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries following an incident in the early hours of Saturday 29 July.

At around 3am the victim had been involved in a dispute outside the Esso petrol station in London Road, Ditton, involving a number of people.

It is reported the victim was walking home shortly after the incident when he was violently attacked at a location in New Hythe Lane.

The victim is alleged to have been followed up New Hythe Lane and attacked Credit: Google Images

Two men, both from the West Malling area, have been arrested in connection with the assault and remain in police custody.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted

Police are investigating a reported sexual assault of a girl in Larkfield.

It is reported that between 8.25am and 8.35am on Monday, a teenage girl was approached a by a man in New Hythe Lane, on a footpath leading to Leybourne Lakes.

He was repairing a bicycle and spoke to the victim as she walked in his direction. He is then reported to have indecently touched the girl before riding away on the bike.

He is described as being:

  • white
  • between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall
  • aged between 18 and 20
  • wearing a black jumper with grey jogging bottoms and black trainers with straps, a black, woolly hat and black gloves.


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