A 17-year-old boy from Margate arrested in connection with an attack on a foreign student in Canterbury has been released pending further enquiries.
The teen was one of five arrested following the assault which has left the young victim in a serious condition. He is being cared for at a London hospital.
Officers were called to Whitefriars Street at around 6pm on Thursday, June 6, to reports that a teenage boy had been assaulted. Patrols and the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and the victim was conveyed to a London hospital by air ambulance
A 16-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and two 15-year-old boys, all from Canterbury, and the 17-year-old boy from Margate were arrested as part of the investigation. A 44-year-old man of no fixed address was also arrested, on suspicion of assisting an offender. They were all later released on bail, pending further enquiries.
A further suspect, a 17-year-old boy from Canterbury, was arrested last night (June 8) and he remains in custody.
Officers are continuing to appeal to witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. If you have information that may assist the investigation and have yet to contact police please call 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/108995/19. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity, Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111.