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Police called to Sheerness High Street after reports of an attack

A teenager has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked in Sheerness town centre.

Police were called to the High Street at about 11.20am after reports of an assault.

Emergency services were called to Sheerness High Street

It happened near the Belle and Lion Wetherspoon pub.

The victim, who was thought to have been riding his bike at the time, was put in an ambulance and driven a short distance to Beachfields, where the air ambulance had landed.

Medics worked to stabilise the patient before the helicopter took off at about 1.10pm.

It is understood it was destined for King's College Hospital in London.

Ambulance called to Sheerness High Street after reports that a teenage boy was attacked
Ambulance called to Sheerness High Street after reports that a teenage boy was attacked

Police cordoned off a section of the High Street from Russell Street to Victory Street.

A South East Coast Ambulance spokesman confirmed its medics has attended following reports of an assault.

Police have closed off Sheerness High Street after a teenager was attacked (24593712)
Police have closed off Sheerness High Street after a teenager was attacked (24593712)
Air ambulance at Beachfields, Sheerness (24593721)
Air ambulance at Beachfields, Sheerness (24593721)

A police spokesman said: "One person has been taken to a London hospital by air ambulance with injuries and officers remain at the scene carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

"No arrests have been made."

Forensics officers have been called in to investigate and the victim has since been named with his dad speaking out.

Forensics officers have been called in to investigate
Forensics officers have been called in to investigate

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