CREDIT: MICHELLE HEXTALL
Ayoung woman has died after her throat was reportedly slit in an attack in a shopping centre car park.
A 25-year-old man, who is believed to be known to the woman, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police were called to reports of a serious assault at the Dockside Shopping Outlet in Chatham, Kent, at about 11am on Thursday.
Four ambulance crews rushed to the scene where a woman was reportedly bleeding heavily following the alleged attack in front of shoppers.
Kent Police has confirmed the victim, believed to be in her 20s, suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing and died at the scene.
The suspect, who is from Rochester, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
Pictures from the car park showed a car where the woman is believed to have been attacked. Her next of kin have been informed.
A Kent Police spokesman said: “Officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to the dockside area in Maritime Way, Chatham at 11.03am on Thursday 29 June 2017 to a report of a serious assault.
“The woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing, and died at the scene.
“A 25-year-old man from Rochester was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
“The victim and suspect are believed to be known to each other.
“Officers remain at the scene while they carry out enquiries. Members of the public are advised that much of the car park has been reopened. It is anticipated the remaining area will be open this evening.”