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A man has been seriously injured after he was ‘stabbed’ following a crash which saw a car flip onto its roof in a Kent town. 

The dramatic incident happened in a quiet residential road in Herne Bay, near Canterbury, at around 7am this morning. 

Photos from the scene show a white Vauxhall lying on its roof in the street, with a blue convertible BMW alongside it.

Police have confirmed a man has been taken to hospital with an ‘injury consistent with a stab wound’ following the early morning crash. 

The crash took place in a quiet residential road in Herne Bay, Kent, at around 7am this morning

The crash took place in a quiet residential road in Herne Bay, Kent, at around 7am this morning

The crash took place in a quiet residential road in Herne Bay, Kent, at around 7am this morning

A white car was seen on its roof after the incident while a blue BMW in the middle of the road was also damaged

A white car was seen on its roof after the incident while a blue BMW in the middle of the road was also damaged

A white car was seen on its roof after the incident while a blue BMW in the middle of the road was also damaged

Officers have cordoned off Stanley Road where the crash took place, as well as a nearby alleyway while forensics units investigate.

A man who claimed to be driving the BMW said the passenger of his car was ‘stabbed’ when someone climbed out of the upside down Vauxhall, UKNIP reports.

He claimed his friend had gone to speak to the people in the Vauxhall when he was attacked.

‘My pal has gone after the pair and that was when he got stabbed,’ he said. 

‘There was a lot of blood and he was bleeding badly.’

The injured man, who was taken to hospital in London, was helped by a resident who was woken by the crash until ambulance crews arrived, KentOnline reports.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening and no arrests have been made. 

One anonymous resident told KentOnline they were ‘shocked’ to see what had happened. 

‘It’s just an ordinary, quiet residential area, so there’s nothing like this that this goes on. 

Police officers have cordoned off Stanely Road in Herne Bay while they investigate the scene

Police officers have cordoned off Stanely Road in Herne Bay while they investigate the scene

Police officers have cordoned off Stanely Road in Herne Bay while they investigate the scene

A spokesperson for Kent Police said:  ‘Officers were called to Stanley Road, Herne Bay at 7.05am on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, following a report of a two-car collision followed by an assault.

‘Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service and a man was taken to a London hospital with an injury consistent with a stab wound.

‘An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing and a section of Stanley Road is currently closed, as well as an alleyway off Canterbury Road, while officers conduct enquiries.’

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information, and has yet to speak to officers, should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 03-0150. 

Source: Daily Mail

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