Three more held over Folkestone street fight

Folkestone stabbing scene
Image caption The confrontation spilled out onto the street in Marine Terrace just before 2030 GMT on Monday

Police investigating a fight in Kent in which a teenager was stabbed to death have made three more arrests.

The teenager suffered a fatal stab wound during the brawl between youths outside a house party in Marine Terrace, Folkestone, on Monday night.

Two suspects, aged between 15 and 18, were held in Tunbridge Wells, while the third was arrested in hospital.

Officers have been given an extension at Folkestone Magistrates' Court to question five other men.

The confrontation, involving more than 20 people, spilled out onto the street just before 2030 GMT.

'Out of hand'

Four people were taken to hospital with stab wounds. One died from his wounds, while two remained in hospital on Wednesday in a stable condition.

Officers said there had been tensions between groups in the town recently, resulting in arrests.

Ch Supt Chris Hogben, of Kent Police said he suspected the dispute was provoked by a "relatively minor issue that had clearly got out of hand".

He said 35 detectives were working on the case and interpreters had been drafted in to help with interviews.

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