Kent

Two held after West Kingsdown petrol station worker hurt

CCTV image of man on car bonnet
Image caption Lekshmanan Asokkumar was seriously injured after being carried half a mile down the A20 London Road on a car bonnet

Two people have been arrested after a man was seriously injured trying to stop suspected petrol thieves in Kent.

Lekshmanan Asokkumar, 58, was carried half a mile down the A20 London Road from the Texaco garage in West Kingsdown on a car bonnet on Wednesday.

He eventually fell off the car, and was taken to King's College Hospital in London in a critical condition.

A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were arrested in Chatham on suspicion of attempted murder.

Mr Asokkumar's wife, Judie, said on Friday that he was out of critical care, and showing signs of response.

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