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Detectives are seeking further witnesses following a serious assault in Margate.

Officers were called to a disturbance in Marine Gardens at 1.28am on Tuesday 1 January 2019. On arrival witnesses reported an assault had taken place nearby and two people, a man aged 27 and woman aged 29, were arrested.

The victim in his 20s had already left the area when police arrived. He was discovered at a local hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, which are consistent with a stabbing. The man told officers he was assaulted whilst walking along an alleyway near to Marine Gardens and Albert Terrace.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident, in the meantime anyone with new information that could assist with the investigation is urged to call 01843 222289 quoting reference 01-210 as soon as possible.

The man arrested from Margate has been released on bail until Monday 21 January 2019. The woman, from Gillingham, has been released pending further investigation.

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