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Teenager from Margate charged with robbery and violent assault in Canterbury

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital after he was robbed by a knifeman and had glass bottles hurled at him, causing injuries to his head and face.

Officers investigating a robbery and the violent assault in Canterbury city centre have charged a teenager who has been remanded in custody.

A 17-year-old has been arrested after a man was robbed at knifepoint. Stock picture
A 17-year-old has been arrested after a man was robbed at knifepoint. Stock picture

At about 3.45am yesterday a man was approached in the Buttermarket by a person who is alleged to have made threats with a knife before stealing his mobile phone.

A short time later the victim was approached again by the same person in Stour Street.

It is alleged the man had glass bottles thrown at him, causing injuries to his head and face which required hospital treatment.

Canterbury Cathedral Constables detained a suspect a short while later. He was passed onto the police and a knife was seized.

A 17-year-old boy from Margate was later charged with robbery, causing grievous bodily harm with intent and with possessing a knife in a public place. He was also charged with criminal damage.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Margate Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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