19-year-old ar­rested over at­tack at house party

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Prolific Paedophile Jailed For Life -

Po­lice ar­rested a teenager af­ter an al­leged stab­bing at a house party which left a man crit­i­cally in­jured in hos­pi­tal.

Of­fi­cers were called to the Lake­mead cul-de-sac in the Sin­gle­ton area of Ash­ford early on Satur­day morn­ing.

They were re­spond­ing to reports a man in his 30s had suf­fered “wounds con­sis­tent with a stab­bing”.

Foren­sics of­fi­cers were called in and the end of the street was closed be­hind a cor­don while de­tec­tives car­ried out door-to-door in­quiries.

The cor­don re­mained in place all day, with neigh­bours sug­gest­ing a house party had gone wrong be­fore of­fi­cers were called at 5.50am.

One neigh­bour, who did not wish to be named, said: “I heard peo­ple talk­ing and laughing at around mid­night on Fri­day.

“I didn’t think much of it be­cause there is a path­way nearby and peo­ple walk home there from the pub.

“It’s quite hor­ri­fy­ing. We’ve never had any­thing like that here be­fore. This area is quiet and it’s just a nor­mal cul-de-sac.”

The vic­tim, in his 30s, was taken to hos­pi­tal and was in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter the in­ci­dent but as the Ken­tish Ex­press went to print it is be­lieved his con­di­tion had sta­bilised.

A 19-year-old man ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent was re­leased on po­lice bail un­til Wed­nes­day, July 20.

Scene of a stab­bing in Lake­mead cul-de-sac in Sin­gle­ton, Ash­ford

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