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Man charged after early morning knife attack outside Tesco in Sheerness

By Chloe Holmwood

A man has been charged after a knife attack outside a supermarket.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Tesco in Bridge Road, Sheerness, shortly before 1.30am yesterday.

A man in his 20s suffered a stab injury to his chest, which police have described as superficial.

Tesco supermarket, Bridge Road, Sheerness.
Tesco supermarket, Bridge Road, Sheerness.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Two men from Sheerness, aged 23 and 40, were arrested on suspicion of assault.

The 40-year-old, Lee Martin, of Nore Close, has since been charged with grievous bodily harm, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and racially or religiously aggravated harassment.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The 23-year-old has been bailed, pending further enquiries, until Wednesday, March 29.

All of the people involved are known to each other, police said.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 01795 419119, quoting 04-0086.

Or, to stay anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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