A man has been charged with attempted murder following a serious assault at a Dover property.

Kent Police was called to a report that a woman had been assaulted at an address in Heathfield Avenue at 11.30am on Thursday 12 October 2023.

Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service. A woman in her 70s was taken to a London hospital, where she remains in a stable condition receiving treatment for injuries consistent with stab wounds.

Arrest and charge

Following enquiries at the scene, a man who is known to the victim was arrested at another location in the town around half an hour later.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have since charged a man with attempted murder.

The 51-year-old, from Dover, appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 17 October and was remanded in custody to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday 14 November.

By Ed

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