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A man is recovering after being hit in the face with a brick on a busy main road in Hawkhurst.
The victim was working on the road next to temporary traffic lights in Cranbrook Road when he was attacked.
Rush-hour traffic was queuing close to the junction with the High Street when he said he heard someone shouting abuse in his direction.
As the man turned to see who it was, he was struck by what was described as a half-brick.
Police believe it was thrown from a white flat-bed Ford Transit van, which then sped off in the direction of the High Street.
The victim suffered facial injuries and detectives are now appealing for witnesses to the attack, at about 8.30am on Friday.
"The victim was working alone at the time of the incident and is very fortunate his injuries were not more serious..." - DC Tony Hatcher
DC Tony Hatcher said: "This was one of the busiest times of the day so there will have been a lot of people around who may be able to help with our enquiries.
"The victim was working alone at the time of the incident and is very fortunate his injuries were not more serious.
"We are reviewing CCTV footage around the location and are very keen to speak to the occupants of a Ford Transit van in which we believe two men were travelling.
"The rear of this vehicle was black and there was a green line down the side of the cab door."
Anyone with information is asked to phone police on 01732 379144, quoting reference YY/004878/14, or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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