Published: 00:00, 29 March 2016
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man outside the Deja Vu nightclub in Adrian Street, Dover in the early hours of Saturday.
A Kent police spokesman confirmed two men, aged 23 and 30 and a woman aged 18 have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail until May 26 while enquiries continue.
The claims of the stabbing surfaced on social media on Saturday morning, but Kent Police was not able to confirm the nature of the alleged victim's injuries until today.
In a statement, the spokesman said: "Kent Police was called at 2.50am on Saturday morning to Adrian Street, Dover following reports of an assault.
"Officers attended the scene and man aged in his 20s was taken to hospital with a single stab wound. He is currently in a stable condition.
"Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information that would help their investigation."
Management at the nightclub has commended its door staff for their handling of the incident outside the club.
A statement on its Facebook page told how door staff administered first aid to the man, who was later rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"We must commend the door staff for their professional and calm manner in managing the incident given the circumstances" - management, Deja Vu.
Deja Vu's statement, released on its Facebook page, said: "It is with regret that we confirm that an incident took place in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 26 March at Deja Vu Nightclub.
"Police and paramedics were called to the premises after an altercation outside the venue, between two groups, resulted in a young man having to be rushed to hospital.
"Deja Vu Nightclub is extremely concerned with the safety of its clientele and the community.
"Doorstaff at the club were unaware of the incident as it happened as it occurred beyond their view outside the club. However, the team were quick in assisting the injured party to safety and began first aid whilst waiting for the paramedics to arrive.
"We must commend the door staff for their professional and calm manner in managing the incident given the circumstances, therefore minimising any further trouble or injuries.
"We are unable to comment any further on this incident as police are investigating. We will continue to do all we can to help with their inquiries."
It has not been confirmed whether the man, or those arrested had been inside the club before the incident.
If you have any information on the incident, please contact Detective Sergeant Stephanie Devon on 01843 222289. Alternatively, if you have information but would prefer to remain anonymous call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 26-161.
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