Kent

Blind man robbed at knifepoint at Kent railway station

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a blind man was robbed at knifepoint on a railway platform in a village near Faversham in Kent.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the 57-year-old victim had what he thought was a blade put to his throat during the incident at the station in Selling.

The thief searched the man's bag and took a small amount of cash.

A 24-year-old man from the Medway area was arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail.

BTP Det Sgt Leigh Marshall said: "As the 57-year-old victim stood alone on the platform, he was approached by a man who he described as smelling strongly.

"Suddenly, the man produced what the victim understood to be a knife, holding it to his cheek whilst demanding money.

"As the victim explained that he did not have anything to give him, the man moved the knife to his throat then to his cheek again."

BTP has appealed for any witnesses to the incident on 6 January to contact officers.

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