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Pair arrested after three men injured in 'attack with samurai sword' outside KFC in South Ashford

28 January 2014
by Samantha Williams

Two teenagers have been arrested after a street fight reportedly involving a samurai sword in South Ashford that left three people in hospital.

Officers were called to Christchurch Road, near fast food chain KFC, at lunchtime yesterday after being alerted to a report of assault.

It is believed at least three men were involved in the incident, who were all taken to the William Harvey Hospital.

Police outside KFC in Christchurch Road, Ashford

Police outside KFC in Christchurch Road, Ashford

Two of them have since been released from hospital.

Officers cordoned off the scene yesterday afternoon as crime scene investigators searched for clues.

A blood-stained item of clothing outside KFC in Ashford

A blood-stained item of clothing outside KFC in Ashford

Officers at the scene of the attack outside KFC

Officers at the scene of the attack outside KFC

Christchurch Road in Ashford was cordoned off by police

Christchurch Road in Ashford was cordoned off by police

A Kent Police spokesman said: "We are investigating a report of assault and the possibility that a samurai sword was used. 

"Three men were injured, one of whom remains in hospital.

"Two men, aged 19 and 16, are in custody on suspicion of assault causing GBH."


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