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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."