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Dartford town centre stabbing sees Erith man charged with drug dealing offences and joins Gravesend man to appear in court

A suspected drug dealer has been charged following a town centre stabbing in which he suffered stab wounds.

Officers investigating a fight in Lowfield Street, Dartford have charged a second person in connection with the alleged incident on July 17.

An investigation is taking place following a town centre stabbing in Dartford. Picture: UKNIP
An investigation is taking place following a town centre stabbing in Dartford. Picture: UKNIP

Oluwaseyi Oyeyemi, of Cloudesley Road, Erith, was remanded in custody after being charged with five alleged offences after he was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital.

He appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possessing cannabis with intent to supply, possessing a knife in a public place and assaulting an emergency services worker and acquiring criminal property after cash was reportedly discovered.

The 26-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on August 13.

He was treated in a London hospital after suffering injuries before being charged on Friday.

A Nissan Qashqai collided with a bollard in the road and a fight involving several people known to each other followed, police said.

A man was tasered after police responded to a stabbing in Dartford. Picture: UKNIP
A man was tasered after police responded to a stabbing in Dartford. Picture: UKNIP

Two other men – aged 39 and 26 – were also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. They have been bailed pending further inquiries until August 11 and 13 respectively.

Hinzague Hanson, 21, of Zion Place, Gravesend was arrested the day after the incident for his alleged involvement and later charged with wounding with intent.

He will appear next at Maidstone Crown Court on August 17 after appearing at Medway Magistrates' Court last Tuesday.

Police sealed off Lowfield Street in Dartford following the incident. Picture: UKNIP
Police sealed off Lowfield Street in Dartford following the incident. Picture: UKNIP

Video footage of the incident showed police using a taser to try to restrain one of the suspects following a brawl in the street in which police were allegedly assaulted.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident and are appealing for witnesses yet to speak to police to help with inquiries.

Anyone with information can call police on Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference 46/126283/21 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by completing the online form here.

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