On Friday 16 June 2023, charges were authorised against a man aged 25 from Dover, for two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, a public order offence and one count of affray.

He was also charged with two counts of threatening with an offensive weapon in a public place (a belt and a two-pronged fork), two counts of assault by beating, one count of common assault, possession of a bladed article in a public place and possession of cannabis.

The charges follow an investigation by Folkestone Criminal Investigation Department into two incidents in Dover on the evenings of Saturday 10 June and Wednesday 14 June.

During the first incident, officers were called to a report a man was seriously injured following an assault in London Road. The victim suffered head injuries which required hospital treatment.

On Wednesday 14 June,  police received reports of a disturbance in which threats had been made to a number of people and four people had been assaulted in Tower Hamlets Street and Wyndham Road.

The man appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Friday 16 June and was remanded in custody.

The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 17 July.

Witness appeal:

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses relating to the assault in London Road which took place just after 11pm on Saturday 10 June. 

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/103259/23.

By Ed

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