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Three taken to hospital after attack in Albion Road, Broadstairs

A woman is seriously ill in hospital after a stabbing attack in the middle of a street which left three injured this morning in Broadstairs.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and is being treated in hospital, following the incident in Albion Road.

Officers were called just before 8am, to what is believed to have been a stabbing - with a naked woman victim fleeing for safety.

VIDEO: Police are at the scene in Broadstairs where three people were injured.

Three people are said to have been injured and taken to hospital - one to a London hospital - and the road remains closed at its junctions with Sowell Street and Church Street.

The woman taken to the London hospital is believed to have been seriously injured, but is stable.

The two others were children - one taken to hospital for minor injuries and the other child as a precaution.

It is believed the arrested man and the injured people are known to each other.

VIDEO: The woman is believed to have serious injuries.

Ambulance crews and forensics officers also attended, and firefighters were called out to reports of a fire, which has now been put out.

One man has been arrested, and police say they're not looking for anyone else.

Police at the scene of the attack. Picture:Courtney Packham
Police at the scene of the attack. Picture:Courtney Packham

A statement issued this morning said: "Two of those taken to hospital have sustained injuries that are consistent with stab wounds. One of those is a woman who has been taken to a London hospital. 

"A man has been arrested and police are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident. It is believed the arrested man and the injured people are known to each other."

A mechanic gave first aid to the naked 25-year-old woman and her two young children who had been stabbed and their house set on fire. 

Jeremy Talbot, 29, was driving to work this morning when he came across a "commotion" in the street and a naked woman came out of the house. 

The dad-of-two attended to the woman before kicking the door down of the family home. 

Jeremy, from Broadstairs, said: "Driving to work there was a big commotion in the street and somebody stopped my car and said there had been a stabbing. 

"I got out my car and grabbed my first aid bag from the boot and a lady came out of the house with completely naked. 

"I gave the woman first aid, she had a stab wound to her neck and five or six wounds to her back there was a lot of blood. 

"I gave her first aid in the street, she was about 25, and kept her talking. 

"I could see smoke coming out of the window and someone was shouting that there were kids inside the house. 

"I then left her with others and kicked the door down and I could see the stairs were on fire.

Fire crews at the scene
Fire crews at the scene

"When I reached the top somebody from outside shouted that the kids were outside so we quickly got out the house. 

"The woman's daughter who was about five or six had been stabbed and I saw that she had a deep cut on her left hand between her finger and thumb. 

"I don't know if she had tried to stop him or not, but the cut was dripping blood. 

"There was a young boy there too he must have been around ten but I didn't see any stab wounds on him. 

"As we were outside the firefighters and police turned up."

Another witness, who didn't want to be named, said his wife saw someone being led away in handcuffs from the scene.

Fire crews and police in Albion Road
Fire crews and police in Albion Road

Another, Chep Kemboi, described hearing someone screaming for help at around 8am.

She said she looked out of her window to see a woman on the ground bleeding, with people around her apparently giving her first aid.

A small girl was with her in a swimming costume crying, she said.

Another said: "You don't expect things to happen like this around here. St Peter's is a lovely area."

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