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Man stabbed at Asda supermarket near Designer Outlet in Ashford

A man has been stabbed outside a supermarket in Ashford — in the second knife attack in Kent in a matter of hours.

Police were called to Asda at 6.25am, where a man was found with stab wounds.

A large section of the car park has been taped off
A large section of the car park has been taped off

He was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Officers are carrying out inquiries at the scene to establish the circumstances of the incident.

A large section of the car park was taped off earlier this morning, but it has since been reopened.

A number of police and forensic vehicles were also at the scene.

Witnesses have reported seeing the injured victim stumble into the supermarket earlier this morning.

Police vehicles parked outside the store
Police vehicles parked outside the store

One customer also spotted a grey blood stained hoodie on a chair in the entrance to the store.

The store is now fully open after to closing to shoppers earlier.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or has information about it should call police on 01843 222289, quoting 46/225922/19.

This is the second stabbing within a matter of hours, as a man has also suffered injuries consistent with stab wounds in Folkestone.

Police have launched an investigation after the man in his 20s was pulled from his car and assaulted at 1.30am this morning in Lower Sandgate Road.

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