Man Charged After Woman 'Stabbed And Raped'

21 January 2018, 06:19


A man has been charged with rape and attempted murder after a woman was stabbed near Sevenoaks.

She was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition after police were called to a house in Hextable last Thursday.

Michael Barnard was arrested the following day and has now been charged by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

The 24-year-old, from Lower Road, appeared in court yesterday and has been remanded in custody.

A Kent Police spokesman told Heart: "He will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on February 19th."