Woman, 20, punched as she tries to protect boyfriend from Gravesend gang attack
A young woman desperately tried to shield her boyfriend from
being attacked by a gang of thugs.
The 20-year-old was punched and had her hand stamped on as
she attempted to protect her partner, 21, from being seriously
The couple, from Rochester, were set upon by three men in
in Gravesend in the early hours of New Year's Day.
They were in their black Fork Ka in the Lord Street car park
when they were targeted at around 4am.
The gang punched and kicked the man before hitting his
girlfriend and stamping on her hand when she tried to cover
It is thought the trio then attacked another couple further up
Parrock Street on the same night.
That couple needed to go to hospital for treatment -
but have not yet come forward to report the assault to
The victims in the first attack managed to drive off when two
passers-by, both men, came forward to help.
Kent Police, who today released details of the
attack, would like to speak to the two good Samaritans.
"This was a nasty and unprovoked assault on a young couple and resulted in serious injuries..." – PC Stephen Ikebuwa
One has been described as a white man, about 25 and was
wearing dark trousers and a black checked shirt.
The three attackers are described by police as white
men with Gravesend accents.
The first was slim and blond, thought to have been wearing
a black jumper and beige trousers.
The second was wearing maroon shoes, while the third was
wearing an aqua blue sweatshirt and light trousers.
PC Stephen Ikebuwa said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked
assault on a young couple and resulted in serious injuries – but
the injuries would have been much worse if it wasn't for the timely
intervention of these two men.
"We are appealing for witnesses in relation to the assault in
Lord Street car park and would especially like to speak with the
males who intervened. We would also urge the couple that were
assaulted in Parrock Street to contact police."
Anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on
101, quoting crime reference XY/0016/13, or Kent Crimestoppers
anonymously on 0800 555111.
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