‘Sword f ight’ leaves three wounded
Police plea for witnesses as teens arrested
email@example.com Two teenagers were arrested after a street fight reportedly involving a Samurai sword and a baseball bat in South Ashford left three people in hospital.
Officers were called to Christchurch Road, near the fast food restaurant KFC at the junction with Beaver Road , at around 12.15pm on Monday after being alerted to a report of an assault.
Witnesses to the incident reported seeing a Samurai sword and a baseball bat.
Three men were taken to the William Harvey Hospital to be treated for injuries believed to have been caused by a bladed weapon. Two have since been released. A third, who is aged 27, was transferred to a different hospital with severe injuries to his hands, and needed surgery.
Officers cordoned off the scene after the incident, which saw a bloody cloth left in the street.
Crime scene investigators were also called to the road to try to establish the nature of the incident.
Witness Bijay Shrestha was at work in Gurkha Limited, in Christchurch Road, when the incident occurred. He said: “I saw
a man with blood on his hand on the corner of Christchurch Road. “He was with five or six other guys. They flagged the ambulance down. Then the police came.” Two young men, aged 19 and 16, from Ashford, were arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. They were questioned and have been released on bail until March 20. Now police are appealing for information and urging witnesses to come forward to assist in their search for another man involved in the incident.
He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, with blond hair, and was wearing blue jeans with turnups and brown boots.
Det Insp Max Davidson said: “This assault happened in broad daylight.
“It would have been noticed by a number of people, both living in the area and passing through, as an unusual incident in Ashford.
“We have spoken to several people who have given us information but we would like anyone who has not come forward to contact us so that we can bring to justice those responsible for the assault.”
Police seal off the area as a blood-stained cloth marks the spot where the fight took place near the junction of Christchurch Road and Beaver Road
Det Insp Max Davidson