Witnesses are still being sought in connection with a serious assault in Canterbury.
An investigation was launched by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate after Kent Police was called to Whitefriars Street at around 6pm on Thursday 6 June 2019 to reports that a teenage boy had been assaulted.
Patrols and the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene and the teenager was conveyed to a London hospital by air ambulance where he remains in a serious condition.
A 16-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and two 15-year-old boys, all from Canterbury, and a 17-year-old boy from Margate were arrested as part of the investigation.
A sixth arrest, a 44-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All those arrested have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Officers would like to thank all those who have already got in contact regarding the assault and they are urging anyone else who witnessed the incident or who has information that may assist the investigation to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 06-1409.