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Ninth arrest over Folkestone street fight

Folkestone stabbing scene
Image caption The confrontation spilled out on to the street in Marine Terrace just before 2030 GMT on Monday

A ninth person has been arrested in connection with a street brawl in Folkestone in which a teenager was stabbed to death.

Osman Shazad, 17, of Marine Terrace, Folkestone, suffered fatal stab wounds in an incident near his home on Monday evening.

The confrontation, involving more than 20 people, spilled out on to the street just before 2030 GMT.

Four people, including Mr Shazad, were taken to hospital with stab wounds.

Officers said there had been tensions between Afghan groups in the town recently, resulting in a number of arrests.

Officers have now questioned nine teenagers in connection with his death.

The force said 35 detectives were working on the case and interpreters had been drafted in to help with interviews.

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