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Police make second arrest after man stabbed in gang attack in Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst

A second person has been arrested after a man was stabbed in a gang attack in a quiet village.

The man in his 40s suffered knife wounds to his arms and back after the assault in Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst, on Monday, August 5, and was taken to a London hospital, before being discharged later that week.

A national police helicopter was launched and officers arrested an 18-year-old man in Crowhurst Lane, West Kingsdown, - nearly 20 miles away - on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police at the scene

He was bailed until September 3, when he must return to an unnamed police station.

Then on Monday, August 12, a 24-year-old man, also from West Kingsdown, was arrested on suspicion of GBH.

He has since been bailed until September 9.

Police remained in Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst on Tuesday following a gang attack on Monday (14894815)
Police remained in Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst on Tuesday following a gang attack on Monday (14894815)

Det Ch Insp Mat Scott, from Kent Police’s Crime Investigation Department, said: "We understand the individuals involved in this incident are known to each other and we are following numerous lines of enquiry.

"Although we have made an arrest, and spoken with a number of people at the scene, we are keen to hear from anyone who has information that is yet to speak with us.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a grey Kia SUV type vehicle and a black Ford Focus estate travelling in the Goudhurst and Cranbrook areas between 7pm and 9pm."

Police remained in Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst on Tuesday following a gang attack on Monday (14894819)
Police remained in Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst on Tuesday following a gang attack on Monday (14894819)

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/151030/19.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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