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Public Appeal

Serious Assault in Field off Highstead Road, Sittingbourne 22/07/2021

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was seriously assaulted in Sittingbourne

Shortly before 8am on Thursday 22 July 2021, Kent Police was called to a field off Highsted Road, near the junction with Swanstree Avenue, after being informed the victim had been found with serious injuries consistent with stab wounds. She was airlifted to a London hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.


Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have information, especially those who were walking in the area between 11pm on Wednesday 21 July and 3am on Thursday 22 July. They are also keen to hear from anyone who owns CCTV, or dash camera footage, recorded in the vicinity.


Contact Information

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference 22-0255.


You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at