Folkestone Double Stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses and information to a double stabbing at flats in Folkestone.

Police were called to an address in Dover Road in the town at 5pm on Thursday, and found a 42 year old man suffering stab wounds to his abdomen. He was airlifted to King's College Hospital in London, where he is now in a stable condition.

Shortly afterwards, in another flat in the same building, they discovered a second man with minor injuries to his back. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and has now been discharged.

Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Creed from Folkestone Police Station said: "We are still trying to establish a motive for the two assaults but don't believe at this stage it was a random attack.

"We have carried out house-to-house enquiries and are looking at CCTV footage. There are also many forensic lines of enquiry to be looked at.!

 Descriptions of two offenders have been released. They are both white men aged between 17 and 25. One had short brown hair and was of a medium build and about 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing a blue T-shirt with a bloodstain on the front.

The second man was shorter and had black or dark brown hair. Both men may have taken off their tops before making off from the building on foot. Police believe a third offender, a white male aged between 30 and 35, may also have been involved.

Acting Inspector Creed said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in Dover Road yesterday afternoon and may have seen the offenders either arriving at or leaving the flats to contact us immediately as any information could be vital."

Anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on 01622 690690 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously.