Man recovers from surgery after suffering broken jaw in Margate attack
A man had surgery for a broken jaw after being attacked as he withdrew money from a cash machine in Margate.
The 54-year-old victim from Westgate-on-Sea had been drinking in a bar in Cecil Square on Friday, August 9 and left at about 2.30am to go to a nearby bank.
Following a dispute with another man he was left injured in the street, and the £20 he withdrew was taken along with his bag.
An ambulance going to an emergency
The victim was taken to the QEQM hospital and later transferred to the William Harvey hospital in Ashford for surgery.
Detective Constable Paul Francklin said: "We know that there were people in the square that night as several went to help the victim. We are very keen to hear from anyone who was there, who saw what happened and can assist with our investigation.
"This man was enjoying a quiet night out and there appears to have been no disputes or arguments earlier in the evening that could have led to this very nasty assault and robbery."
A 26-year-old Margate man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has been released on bail until 16 October pending further investigation.
Anyone with information should contact DC Francklin on 01843 222105 giving reference ZY/22815/13 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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