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14-year-old boy stabbed in the stomach in an unprovoked assault in Chatham

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Original article from Kent Live

A teenage boy was stabbed four times in an attempted robbery on Friday.

The 14-year-old boy was walking along a footpath, known as "The Trails", off Albany Road, in Chatham, when he was approached by an unknown man.

The stranger demanded the boy hand over his wallet and phone.

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When he refused the man is reported to have used a knife to stab him four times in the stomach before running from the scene.

The teenager managed to call 999 and was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries. He has since been discharged.

The incident took place at around 11.30am on Friday, August 13, and Kent Police are now asking witnesses to come forward to help them with their enquiries.

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The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 10 inches tall and between 40 to 45 years old. He is of a slim build with dark curly hair, brown eyes and a beard.

In a statement, Kent Police said: "Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or believes they have information relating to the incident is asked to call Kent Police on 01634 792209, quoting crime reference 46/147716/21.

"You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111"

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