A man's been taken to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries after he was attacked in Sheerness High Street this morning.
Police were called at 2.06am after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man who had collapsed.
He was found with serious cuts and taken to a London hospital where he remains. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
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While widely reported as a stabbing, a police spokesman said this is not correct and their investigation is at an early stage.
Sheerness residents awoke this morning to find a large police cordon has been set up around a large area of High Street.
VIDEO: Police have cordoned off an area of the High Street.
The road was closed from Beach Street to Bridge Road. Nearby Victory Street was also taped off.
All streets have now reopened.
Witnesses report seeing a bloodied shirt on the pavement outside The Goat and forensics officers carrying out a search of the bins near McDonald's.
About 10 police officers were spotted at the scene, either guarding the cordons of searching for evidence.
One man, who did not wish to be named, said when he arrived in the area for work at 5.30am he saw a trail of blood leading from outside the pub towards the McDonald's more than 30 metres away.
This was washed away after the street was re-opened around 11.30am.
Some businesses have been delayed in opening because of the cordon, which originally stretched as far down High Street as the Halifax, near the junction with Broadway.
It is understood that part of the High Street is covered by CCTV.
The man was found close to where 18-year-old Christopher Alaneme was murdered in April 2006. A 31-year-old Londoner was found guilty of his killing the following year.