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A man remanded to HMP Elmley accused of attacking a young shop worker with a knife has been transferred to a mental health unit.
Ian Bartlett, 61, of Shipyard, Ash, was expected to enter to enter a plea to wounding 21-year-old Sophie O'Brien with intent.
But a judge at Canterbury Crown Court has heard doctors have concluded he was not fit to attend the hearing.
The hearing was adjourned until April 7 to enable psychiatric reports to be prepared.
Emergency services were called to the Welcome shop, in The Street, Ash, last month after reports a woman had been knifed.
The air ambulance also landed nearby and she was then taken to the William Harvey Hospital, in Ashford, with a wound in her back and treated for a kidney injury.
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