Witness appeal after stabbing and robbery in Margate

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Detectives investigating a robbery in Margate where a man was stabbed are appealing for witnesses.

At 4.20am today (August 5), Kent Police was called to Royal Crescent, Margate by the South East Coast Ambulance Service after they found a man with injuries consistent with a stab wound.

He reported that he had been assaulted by strangers on Margate seafront and they had stolen money and trainers from him. He was taken to a London hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Following a search of the area a knife was recovered. A cordon was in place this morning close to the Nayland Rock hotel.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/135746/20.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


  1. It is possible he was attacked from behind and it not sunrise until 5,20 am so still reasonably dark although street lights around, sometimes these attacks are what they are unknown attacks. If he has been taken to a London hospital then it is serious enough, let’s hope he remembers something about the attackers and the police are able to catch them.

  2. People are so stupid enjoy your 12 year sentence for a pair of trainers and some cash obviously it’s a stupid drunk kid who’s done it they won’t realise until they get birded off

    • Maybe, maybe not. You have to ask what somebody is doing wandering around at 4 in the morning & whether that has any bearing.

  3. Stabbed for his trainers and whatever money he had on him. What is happening in Thanet with all this criminal behaviour we are not used to? I hope he gets better soon and there is some CCTV images of the attackers, and if anyone has any idea who they can be please let the police know. This could happen to anyone, it’s not safe on the streets at night!

  4. So he was attacked on the seafront I have walked that area at 3 in the morning when I cant sleep never had a problem . But it was probably a crack head as the places down there are full of them

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