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Stabbing victim knocked on window in Oare near Faversham pleading for help

A shocked couple fought to try and keep a stabbing victim alive after he knocked on their window last night pleading for help.

Dagmar and Scott Field were watching television at home in Oare near Faversham at about 10.30pm when they heard a tapping on the glass.

A video shows the air ambulance landing at Faversham recreation ground

They discovered a man outside bleeding and losing consciousness who said he had been stabbed and needed help.

Office administrator Dagmar, 44, says it was a horrifying scene.

"He was bleeding a lot from his chest and clearly in distress and slipping into unconsciousness," she said.

"We got some towels and Scott, who is a builder and first aid trained, applied pressure to the wound to try and stem the blood but we got quite a lot of it over ourselves.

"He seemed in a bad way and kept drifting off but we tried to keep him awake."

Dagmar Field and husband Scott helped the blood-soaked man who arrived on their doorstep
Dagmar Field and husband Scott helped the blood-soaked man who arrived on their doorstep

Dagmar says she and he husband were also anxious about who else was around.

She said: "We were outside on our doorstep where he was sat down. He said he'd been stabbed and when we asked where it happened, he just said 'here'.

"It was dark and we didn't know who else might be about with with weapons."

The couple called an ambulance and both paramedics and police arrived on the scene in Church Road.

"He was talking a bit but wasn't making much sense, although he told us he was 42 and Algerian," said Dagmar.

The couple live in Church Road, Oare. Google Street View
The couple live in Church Road, Oare. Google Street View

An air ambulance was scrambled and landed on Faversham recreation ground where a land ambulance conveyed the victim, who was then flown to a London hospital for treatment.

A police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Church Road, Oare, at 10.48pm on Sunday following a report of an assault.

"A man in his 40s suffered an injury consistent with a stab wound. He was taken by air ambulance to a London hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident."

Anyone with information that may help the investigation can call the witness appeal line on 01795 419119 quoting reference 46/129371/20. Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.

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