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Man in custody after fight at Eastchurch

By John Nurden

Police are investigating an attack on Sheppey this afternoon which has left a man in hospital.

The victim was airlifted to London by a Kent Air Ambulance helicopter.

A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and is currently helping police with their inquiries.

Police have held a man after another was injured. Stock image

Police have held a man after another was injured. Stock image

The incident happened in Warden Road, Eastchurch.

Early reports suggested the injured man may have been stabbed with a screwdriver during the fight, which is believed to have happened in or near the Shurland Dale Holiday Park.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 3.50pm to a report of an assault in Warden Road, Eastchurch, following an altercation between two men.

"Officers are at the scene. One man has received injuries and has been taken to a London hospital by air ambulance.

"A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is in police custody."

Inquiries are ongoing.

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