A man was reportedly stabbed “three inches” in the leg as a result of a fight between friends at a cafe in Hythe.

Emergency services rushed into downtown Hythe this afternoon (June 5) following an incident on the High Street.

Kent Police confirmed that an assault took place just after 1 p.m.

Police said the incident took place at a business premises and a man was taken to hospital with stab wounds.

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It is believed to have taken place at the Sunshine Coffee Shop and Restaurant.

The manager of the restaurant across the street, a separate business called Sunshine Meze, BBQ, Wine and Cocktail Bar, told KentLive he believed the stabbing happened after a fight between friends.

Erdam Gunur said: “They were two friends from Folkestone. They weren’t customers – they just know the people in the cafe.

“They got into an argument and one of them ended up grabbing a knife.

Police question people outside Hythe‘s restaurant

“He stabbed him in the leg and he was taken to hospital.

“It was among friends – they were work friends. Chiefs in Folkestone.

“He had a three inch injury to his leg, but he will be fine.

“I think the police are still looking for the other guy.”

Kent Police have also confirmed that the victim suffered leg injuries which are not considered life threatening.

The force added that the incident involved two people who knew each other, but no arrests had been made.

The spokesperson added: “Agents are on site and are carrying out investigations.”


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