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A key witness to a late-night attack in a city centre earlier this month has been asked to come forward.

A man was left needing hospital treatment for a facial injury after he was hit with a bottle in an altercation with three men in The Friars, Canterbury, at around 11pm on May 15.

A man was hit with a bottle in a late-night attack on The Friars in Canterbury. Picture: Google Street View
A man was hit with a bottle in a late-night attack on The Friars in Canterbury. Picture: Google Street View

Today, officers have released descriptions of two of those involved in the assault, which happened yards from the Marlowe Theatre in the heart of the city.

One is described as around 5ft 6in, black and slim. He wore black trousers, a light-coloured top, a baseball cap and a dark jacket.

The second man is described as more than 6ft, black, of heavy build and wore light-coloured trousers and a black jacket with a logo on the back and a slogan on the front.

A police spokesman said: "In particular, officers would like to speak to a bystander who they believe was not involved but witnessed what happened."

Anyone who saw what happened is urged to call police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/92527/22.

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