Medway Police Station

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

Suspicion of attempted murder

The man, who is from Orpington, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Wednesday 20 July 2022.

It follows an assault which took place in Commercial Road, Strood, during the early hours of Monday 18 July 2022. 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.

Serious injuries

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.

By Ed

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