A teenager from Margate has been charged and remanded in custody following an investigation into a robbery and violent assault in the centre of Canterbury.
At around 3.45am yesterday (February 22) a man aged in his 30s was walking in The Butterfield market, when he was approached by a person who is alleged to have made threats with a knife before stealing his mobile phone.
It is reported that a short time later the victim was approached again in Stour Street by the same person. It is alleged the victim had glass bottles thrown at him, causing injuries to his head and face which required hospital treatment.
At 4.15am Canterbury Cathedral constables identified and detained a suspect. He was passed into the custody of Kent Police and a knife was seized. A 17-year-old boy from Margate was later charged with robbery, causing grievous bodily harm with intent and with possessing a knife in a public place. He was also charged with criminal damage.
He is remanded in custody to appear before Margate Magistrates’ Court on Monday.