Police charge 17-year-old with attempted murder and other teens with GBH following Ramsgate stabbing

Emergency services at the scene of the stabbing in the town

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and eight other teens charged with violent disorder and grievous bodily harm with intent after a serious assault in Ramsgate.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate launched an investigation following the assault, which took place at around 3am on Sunday, May 12 in Harbour Street.

The arrests follow an attack that left Ashley Grainger, also from the town, with serious injuries when he was stabbed in the neck and shoulder during the disturbance.

Mr Grainger  was taken to a London hospital for treatment.

Ashley Grainger 

Officers made a number of arrests following the incident and now nine people have been charged.

On Tuesday, August 13 a 17-year-old boy was arrested and on Wednesday, August 14 the Crown Prosecution Service authorised a charge of attempted murder against the boy, of no fixed address, along with grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court today (August 15).

Police in Harbour Street in the early hours after the attack

Eight other people who had previously been arrested were charged between  August 7-12 with violent disorder and grievous bodily harm with intent.

Those facing the charges are:

Joshua Roberts, 19, of Chilton Lane, Ramsgate

Ashley Dorsett, 19, of Argyll Drive, Ramsgate

Casey Carter, 18, of Beach Walk, Broadstairs

Kieran Day, 19, of Dane Crescent, Ramsgate

Jaden Cashin, 18, of Beatrice Road, Margate

Harry Ousley, 18, of Mere Gate, Margate

A 17-year-old boy from Cliftonville, Margate

Isaac Roberts, 19, of South Eastern Road, Ramsgate, was charged with violent disorder and causing actual bodily harm.

They have all been released from custody and will next appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on September 12.


  1. Well done the police now if and when they are found guilty I hope they get the sentence deserved for the offence committed and not a slapped wrist as this is a vicious and nasty assault. Our local police officers are having a lot of success in catching up with criminals recently long may it continue. It also proves that you will eventually be caught up with even if takes 3 months or longer well done the police.

    • Agreed – excellent news that this gang of thugs has been rounded up and charged.

      Let us hope that the prosecutions are successful and the punishments appropriate to the crime – the the court giving support to the police and the message being sent out that this type of behaviour and levels of violence will no longer be tolerated.

  2. Agree 100%. This was a vicious attack and if found guilty they need to be punished to the full extent of the law. Attempted murder and violent assaults are not suitable for the community sentences. Community sentences have their place but should never be used for violent criminals and drug dealers.

    Let’s just hope the victim recovers fully.

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