Published: 10:03, 24 July 2021
| Updated: 14:21, 25 July 2021
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a teenage girl was stabbed in Sittingbourne.
The boy, who is known to the victim, was arrested on Thursday.
Officers were called to Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, shortly before 8am on Thursday after a 16-year-old girl was found with serious injuries "consistent with stab wounds".
She is currently being treated in a London hospital.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody and appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, July 24.
He was remanded to appear at youth court on Monday, July 26.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have information, especially those who were walking in the area between 11pm on Wednesday, July 21 and 3am on Thursday, July 22. They are also keen to hear from anyone who owns CCTV, or dash camera footage, recorded in the vicinity.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Kimber said: ‘We are still appealing for the public to come forward with any information they may have which can assist in this investigation.
'We are keen to piece together the victim's last known movements and would urge anyone who has any information to make contact.’
Police chiefs say there will be an increased number of officers in the area while inquiries at the scene take place.
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference 22-0255.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through its website.