Man stabbed outside village Christmas fair in broad daylight attack

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A MAN has been stabbed outside a village Christmas fair in Kent this afternoon.
The victim was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked yards from a family fate in Birchington, near Margate.

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Emergency crews were called to Crescent Road, near the Christmas fair in Kent at 2pm[/caption]

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Scene of crime officers have spent the afternoon in the village carrying out searches and examination of the area[/caption]

Emergency crews raced to the scene at 2pm.

Another man has been taken into custody by police.

Cops said the attack was not connected to the Birchington Christmas fair and extra patrols were put in place in the nearby area.

A spokeswoman for Kent Police said: “Kent Police was called at around 2pm to reports of a disturbance in Crescent Road, Birchington.

“Officers attended where a man had suffered an injury consistent with a stab wound.

“He was taken to a London hospital by air ambulance.

“Police remain at the scene carrying out enquiries to determine the circumstances of the incident.”

Video footage shows Crescent Road being cordoned off on both ends by police, while forensics search the area for information.

Armed police and dog handlers were immediately deployed to the incident.


Scene of crime officers have spent the afternoon in the village carrying out searches and examination of the area.

It is not yet known how serious the man’s injuries are.

The Christmas market and entertainment was still open for visitors although the procession was called off, it has been reported.

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Armed police and dog handlers were immediately deployed to the incident[/caption]

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It is not yet known how serious the man’s injuries are[/caption]


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