Detectives are appealing for further witnesses following a serious assault in Margate.
Officers were called to a disturbance in Marine Gardens at 1.28am yesterday (January 1). On arrival witnesses reported an assault had taken place nearby and two people, a man aged 27 and woman aged 29, were arrested.
The victim, in his 20s, had already left the area when police arrived. He was discovered at a local hospital receiving treatment for knife injuries. The man told officers he was assaulted whilst walking along an alleyway near to Marine Gardens and Albert Terrace.
The incident, originally tweeted by Thanet Police as having taken place at Kabuki, was not connected to the Margate club.
A Margate man who says he was injured in the attack has asked not to be named. He said his friend was also stabbed. The photos show injuries suffered.
He said: “I am in a lot of pain. A woman threatened a girl and her boyfriend pulled a knife. I ran at him trying to get the knife off him but I got pulled off. He then stabbed my mate and ran down the alleyway.
“I chased him as I wanted him caught so there was no harm to anyone else. Then I got my arm cut and the top of my head. He went through the car park and ran towards Kabuki where they pinned him down.”
The second man injured says he was cut on the arm and face and had stitches.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident. Anyone with new information that could assist with the investigation is urged to call 01843 222289 quoting reference 01-210 as soon as possible.
The man arrested from Margate has been released on bail until Monday 21 January. The woman, from Gillingham, has been released pending further investigation.