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Man taken to King's College Hospital after attack in Lower Halstow

By KentOnline reporter

A teenager has been taken to a London hospital after being injured in a 'stabbing' during a fight in Lower Halstow.

An air ambulance crew was called at 2.45am today after the attack in Breach Lane.

The injured teenager was taken to King's College Hospital by road with chest injuries. He remains in a stable condition

A police spokesman said the victim had been to a party with a friend when he was approached by three men.

Breach Lane in Lower Halstow, near where the fight happened

After a dispute, a fight broke out, and the victim, a 17- year-old boy from Maidstone, suffered a suspected stab wound.

A witness said there was heavy police activity in the area.

"Last night about 4am there was a horrendous noise that I think was a helicopter, but I couldn't see it.

"I could see vehicles and lights that I thought were police, but not sure.

"This morning in the daylight there were still three police cars there, and just as I was out front a police forensic van went past."

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was scrambled. Stock picture

Investigating officer, DC Nichole Carter, said: "The victim had been attending a party in the early hours of the morning and was outside when he became involved in a dispute with three men.

"Punches were reported to have been thrown from both sides before the victim suffered a suspected stab wound below the ribs.

"Punches were reported to have been thrown from both sides before the victim suffered a suspected stab wound below the ribs" - DC Nichole Carter

"I’m appealing to anyone who attended the party to come forward with any information, no matter how small you might think it is, and report it.

"Someone will know who this person is and I would urge them to contact me as soon as possible."

The suspect is a white man, aged between 18 and 21, about 6ft tall and of heavy build. He was wearing a black hooded top with black shorts and white stripes.

If anyone has any information, contact DC Carter on 01634 792637 quoting reference XY/27756/14. Alternatively, call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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