Published: 11:46, 07 June 2019
| Updated: 11:52, 07 June 2019
Five teenagers have now been arrested in connection with a reported gang attack on a young exchange student.
The victim - believed to be a German boy - was airlifted to a London hospital after he was assaulted last night in Whitefriars Street, between Tesco Extra and Primark.
Police have confirmed he remains in a serious condition.
The scene after the attack
Shortly after the attack, a 16-year-old boy from Canterbury was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A 16-year-old girl, as well as two boys aged 15 - all from the city - have now also been arrested, along with a 17-year-old boy from Margate.
They remain in police custody.
The circumstances of the incident remain unclear, but a cordon was set up around the city centre while officers investigated.
This morning, MP Rosie Duffield said the attack was a "horrific and shameful stain" on Canterbury.
Anyone with information should call police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 06-1409.