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Tunbridge Wells teenager appears in court after man stabbed on Southeastern train at High Brooms railway station

20 January 2014
by Joe Walker

A Tunbridge Wells boy has been charged after a young man was stabbed in the neck on a train at High Brooms.

The 18-year-old victim was flown to King's College Hospital, in London, on Friday night.

Now a 16-year-old boy has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm - wounding with intent - possession of a bladed article in a public place and assaulting a police officer.

High Brooms train station

High Brooms train station

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court today and was remanded in custody until Thursday.

Police and ambulance crews were called to High Brooms station at 11.55pm following reports the teenager had suffered a wound to his neck.

As many as nine patrol cars and a dog unit were reported to have attended the station near Tunbridge Wells.

An air ambulance was also called and flew the man to hospital, where his injuries were said to be non life-threatening.

A man was attacked at High Brooms train station

Southeastern has apologised to customers after cancelling services

An air ambulance spokesman confirmed medics had treated a stab wound, but no arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to phone British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting reference 689171014.

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