Police appeal after assault on woman
where the alleged assault took place
Police are appealing for witnesses following
an assault on a young woman.
A woman aged in her 20s was walking along the
footpath that runs alongside the stream next to Maunsell Place,
between Newtown and Asda.
The woman was approached by a man, who
grabbed her, at around 3.45pm, on Thursday.
fought back and was hit on the side of her head, and the offender
ran off in the direction of the underpass that runs under the
railway line, from Newtown Road to Hunter Avenue, in
The offender is described as in his early 20s,
5ft 10in tall, with dark hair and a dark, neat goatee beard.
He was wearing a black hooded top with the
hood up and dark jeans.
Police would like to speak to a group of boys
in school uniform who came to the woman’s aid, as they may be
Officers would also like to hear from anyone
who may have seen the man described above, as there were people
walking dogs and pushing children in pushchairs nearby at the time
of the assault.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any
information, is asked to contact Detective Constable Kane Clifford
on 101 quoting crime reference ZY/32457/12/.
Alternatively if you have information but
would prefer to remain anonymous call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800
Kent Police is reminding people on ways to boost personal
safety whilst out and about:
Stick to well lit and busy areas, particularly at night - avoid
shortcuts through isolated areas
Avoid travelling alone at night and plan your route before you
Let others know where you're going and when you'll be home
Look and act confidently - look like you know where you are
going, 'walk tall'
Wear bright or reflective clothing so you can be seen
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