Man remains in custody in connection with Birchington stabbing

Police at the scene

A man remains in custody today (December 9) following the stabbing of a male in Birchington yesterday.

Kent Police was called at around 2pm to reports of a disturbance at a property in Crescent Road, Birchington.

Officers attended and discovered a man had been stabbed in the chest. He was taken to a London hospital by air ambulance.

Police carried out enquiries at the scene to determine the circumstances of the incident and the forensic team was called in. Extra patrols were drafted into the area but officers are not looking for anyone else connected with the incident.

A man was arrested and he remains in custody. The victim is said to be ‘stable.’

A Kent Police spokesman said: “The arrested man remains in custody and our enquiries are ongoing. The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.”

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 08-0797.