Seventh arrest made over Canterbury teen attack

police still need your help after teen was airlift and six others arrested in canterbury

An investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate into a serious assault in Canterbury has led to a seventh arrest.

Officers were 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 and the victim 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 44-year-old man of no fixed address was also arrested, on suspicion of assisting an offender. They were all later released on bail, pending further enquiries.

A further suspect, a 17-year-old boy from Canterbury, was arrested during the evening of Saturday 8 June and he remains in custody.

Officers are continuing to appeal to witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. If you have information that may assist the investigation and have yet to contact police please call 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/108995/19.