Published: 10:26, 23 August 2019
| Updated: 13:10, 23 August 2019
A man has been airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors.
Neighbours reported that there was an altercation at the car wash in Station Approach, Headcorn, after which a man fled into Headcorn Railway Station at around 8.40am and was attacked.
Trains are still running despite the earlier incident but the booking office and staircase remain closed.
The air ambulance was called to the scene and flew the victim to a London hospital for treatment.
Two land ambulances and police vehicles were also in attendance.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the incident and forensic officers are at the scene.
A man aged 35 from Maidstone has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody while the investigation is ongoing.
A spokesman for Southeastern said: "Our trains are still operating. Passengers will need to buy tickets on board. Staff are at the station to assist passengers."
The victim's condition is said to be serious but stable.
Cllr Martin Round, ward member for Headcorn, said: "There has been a build-of tensions between various parts of the community now for several weeks.
"I have walked around the village and many people feel frightened and intimidated. I have had meetings with the police to try to get something done and in fact I'm now writing to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, about the situation.
"People are very angry and frustrated."
A man was arrested after the stabbing this morning
Anyone who has information that may assist the investigation is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 23-0393.
Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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