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Kent Police appeal after boy, 16, attacked in Victoria Gardens, Broadstairs at Folk Week festival

By KentOnline reporter

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault that left a teenager with a fractured jaw.

The victim was injured in Broadstairs on the opening night of Folk Week on Friday, August 8, but details have only just been released by police. 

Offers received a call at 9.46pm following a report of an assault in Victoria Gardens.

Kent Police

Kent Police

A 16 year-old boy had arrived to watch the fireworks as part of Folk Week and was standing near the lifts when a disturbance broke out. As he tried to move away to avoid the incident he was reportedly assaulted.

He suffered a fracture to his jaw and had to go to hospital to have titanium plates inserted to repair the damage.

After the attack, the offender, described as wearing a dark chequered shirt, was seen to run along the promenade towards Harbour Street.

Investigating officer, DC Richard Cordery, said: "This was an unprovoked attack on an innocent victim that has resulted in serious, debilitating and long-lasting injuries.

"There were a lot of people in the area at the time so I am appealing for anyone who might have witnessed the assault to come forward and help us with our enquiries.'

  • If anyone has any information, call DC Cordery on 01843 222183 quoting reference ZY/026505/14. Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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