Lodger is found covered in blood
TWO men have been questioned by police following a brutal attack on a lodger at the home of Herne parish councillor John Moore.
The stunned owner of the Daily Doings magazine says he found car wash worker Arunas Ruzinas covered in blood and disoriented in his Canterbury Road property.
Mr Moore said the 37-year-old Lithuanian, who had been working at the Sea Street car wash in Herne Bay, had been sharing a room with another lodger.
Mr Moore, who owns the Sweet Magic sweet shop in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, said: "I came home on Wednesday night just before 9pm and found him in his room covered in blood. He was in a bad way so I rushed him off to hospital.
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"He was still conscious and stumbling about."
Mr Ruzinas was still being treated in intensive care this week but is said to be making good progress.
Police have requested a news blackout of which hospital he is in because they fear there might be another attack.
Police arrested a 27-year-old man on Friday and a 24-year-old man on Saturday.
Police spokeswoman Lesley Miller said: "Both men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been released on police bail pending further inquiries."
Forensics teams spent four days investigating Mr Moore's home and car.
Police have dismissed speculation that the incident may be linked to a shooting at a car wash in Railway Street, Gillingham, on Friday night when two east Europeans were injured. One man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious at Mr Moore's home on Wednesday. If you can help, call 101 quoting reference KP-20120411-1537 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.