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Bearded man wanted by police after serious assault outside the Flying Boat pub in Spital Street, Dartford

A bearded attacker who stabbed a man is being hunted by detectives.

The incident, described by police as a "serious assault", happened outside the Flying Boat pub, in Spital Street, Dartford, yesterday (Saturday) at around 4.45pm.

The Flying Boat in Spital Street, Dartford where the incident happened. Picture: Google
The Flying Boat in Spital Street, Dartford where the incident happened. Picture: Google

The victim was approached as he was drinking in a seated area at the front of the pub.

He was then assaulted, leaving him with a number of injuries, consistent with being stabbed.

He was treated by ambulance staff at the scene and then taken to a London hospital, where he is now recovering.

Detectives have this afternoon issued a description of someone they would like to question.

The suspect is described as being of mixed race, possibly in his late 30s. He was around 6ft and had a beard.

Police said officers were continuing to make a number of inquiries, including checking for any forensic evidence and possible CCTV.

Anyone with information should call the appeals line on 01474 366149, quoting reference 46/100056/19.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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