Kent

Two arrested over Gillingham homeless stabbing

The victim of the stab attack Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption Police said the stabbing occurred during daylight hours

Two men have been arrested after a homeless man was found staggering along a road in Gillingham with stab wounds.

The 40-year-old, who was attacked in the King's Bastion area on Monday, would have been known to local people, Kent Police said.

Two men, both 32-years-old and from Gillingham, have been arrested.

The victim, who agreed to have his image released but said he did not want to be named, remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Det Ch Insp Jon Clayden said: "The victim of this crime is homeless and has been sleeping on a mattress, he will likely be known to local people who use the area as a cut-through.

"The stabbing would have occurred in daylight."

He said the man was found staggering along the Great Lines by a member of the public who called an ambulance.

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