Man charged over assault in Birchington which left victim with serious injury

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A man has been charged following an assault in Birchington on Saturday (March 9).

Kent Police was called at 1.49pm  following a report of an altercation in Station Road, Birchington.

Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and a man in his 40s was taken to a London hospital, where he remains receiving treatment for a serious injury.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have since charged Rashko Kortv with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The 31-year-old, of Park Avenue, Birchington, is due to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court today (March 11).

During the incident resident Lisa Downer bravely attempted to help the victim before a first-aider arrived.

Son Finley said: “Before the male first aider attended the scene my mother was actually the first to aid the victim once she had seen he was in a bad way.

“She deserves some recognition for her efforts in such a dangerous altercation.”

Lisa said: “I withdrew when the injured man started moving and was trying to get up as I was worried he wouldn’t realise I was trying to help him.

“A man turned up who seemed to know him, I think he was a first-aider. I was there five minutes before he came. The man was bleeding badly so I asked if I could use his friend’s hat to stem the flow as I had nothing else to use. Someone handed me some napkins but it was nowhere near enough. I was shouting for someone to call the ambulance because I could see it was serious.”