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Teen stabbed in stomach near Castle Road, Chatham


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A teenager has been stabbed during an attack in Chatham.

The incident unfolded outside a shop at the junction of Magpie Hall Road and Shipwrights Avenue.

He was initially approached outside a shop in Magpie Hall Road and Shipwrights Avenue. Picture: Google Street View
He was initially approached outside a shop in Magpie Hall Road and Shipwrights Avenue. Picture: Google Street View

The victim, 19, was approached outside a shop at around 10pm last night. A group of six or seven people are said to have stolen from him during the incident and he was kicked and punched.

They are then reported to have entered a dead-end avenue with garages opposite the shop.

Shortly after, the victim was with a relative when he bumped into the group again in the area of Castle Road and Listmas Road. One member of the group allegedly stabbed the teenager in the stomach.

He was taken to hospital and remains in a serious but stable condition.

The suspect alleged to have caused the injuries is described as being dark skinned with short afro hair. He was around 5ft 6ins tall and believed to be in his late teens.

A teen has been stabbed outside Castle Road and Listmas Road in Chatham. Picture: Google Street View (52904427)
A teen has been stabbed outside Castle Road and Listmas Road in Chatham. Picture: Google Street View (52904427)

Police have carried out house-to-house inquiries and are continuing to check for any CCTV opportunities.

Officers are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in and around these areas to contact them. Residents and drivers are also asked to check any home security systems, or dashcam which may contain important footage.

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation should contact Kent Police on 01634 792209, quoting reference 46/225933/21. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

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