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Teenage boy charged with attempted murder after girl stabbed in Sittingbourne

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a girl was stabbed in Sittingbourne.

The girl, who is also 16, sustained serious injuries and is currently being treated in a London hospital.

Police were called to the incident on Highsted Road shortly before 8am on Thursday (July 22).

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Police confirmed the 16-year-old boy is known to the victim.

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The boy cannot be named for legal reasons but will appear before Medway Magistrates Court today (July 24).

Kent Police is now appealing for witnesses to help with their investigation.

A statement said: "Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have information, especially those who were walking in the area between 11pm on Wednesday 21 July and 3am on Thursday 22 July.

Highsted Road, Sittingbourne

"They are also keen to hear from anyone who owns CCTV, or dash camera footage, recorded in the vicinity.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Kimber said: ‘We are still appealing for the public to come forward with any information they may have which can assist in this investigation.

'We are keen to piece together the victims last known movements and would urge anyone who has any information to make contact.’

Members of the public will see an increased presence in the area while enquiries at the scene take place.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference 22-0255.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form available via this link.

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