Appeal after unprovoked attack in Chatham
Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to reports of a
robbery in which the victim was assaulted by a group of three men
It was reported that after 10pm on February 3, the victim
used an alleyway on Jenkins Dale and noticed
two men talking. After walking past them, it’s believed the victim
was punched in the back of the head.
When he turned to confront the two men, he was grabbed by one
man who kneed him in the head. Another offender, who was standing
nearby, then joined the other two men in the alleyway and they
proceeded to punch, knee and elbow the victim repeatedly.
During the assault, the victim heard someone shout and one of
the offenders ran towards the voice and spoke to them before
returning and continuing the attack.
After stealing the man’s leather jacket, which contained his
mobile phone, the three ran off in the direction of Chalkpit
Investigating officer, DC Stuart Clayton, said: "This was
an unprovoked attack in which the victim received a number of cuts
and bruising to the face, as well as a broken nose.
"We are particularly keen to speak to the person that shouted
out during the assault and spoke to one of the three men. I would
urge them to come forward and help us with our enquiries."
One of the offenders is described as white, aged between 17 and
22, 5ft 8ins tall, clean shaven and with short blonde hair and
wearing a white baseball cap, grey matching tracksuit top and
The second offender is black man, aged between 17 and 22, 5ft
7ins tall, heavy build and with distinctive dark spots on his
cheek. He was wearing a matching black tracksuit with a gold stripe
down the arms.
The third offender was a white man, aged between 17 and 22, 5ft
7ins tall, athletic build, clean shaven and was wearing a dark
jacket, dark coloured baseball cap, blue jeans and white
If anyone has any information call DC Stuart Clayton
on 101, quoting reference XY/3963/13.
Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously
on 0800 555 111.
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