Man arrested after off duty police officer stabbed in Kent

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The stabbing took place on Commercial Road in Strood (Google Maps)
The stabbing took place on Commercial Road in Strood (Google Maps)

Officers investigating the stabbing of an off-duty police officer have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the incident.

The suspect, who is from Orpington, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Wednesday.

The arrest follows an assault which took place in Commercial Road, Strood, during the early hours of Monday.

It is reported that the victim had been visiting a nearby takeaway prior to the incident, where the suspect was involved in a verbal altercation.

Following the incident, the officer was airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries. He has since been discharged.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information can call 01634 792209, quoting reference 18-0075.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website here.

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