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Man urged to come forward following suspicious incident involving silver suitcase in Canterbury


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A man who grabbed a silver suitcase from a woman who found it in a field is being urged to come forward by detectives.

Officers say the man may have important information about an ongoing investigation in Canterbury and urge him to come forward.

The woman found the case in a field off Querns Road, Canterbury. Picture: Google Maps
The woman found the case in a field off Querns Road, Canterbury. Picture: Google Maps

A woman found the suitcase in a field off of Querns Road, at around 5.30pm yesterday.

As she was holding the case a man approached her and took it away with him.

The incident concerned the woman and she called police.

The man is described as being white, between 30 and 40. He was wearing a dark grey Adidas jumper with white stripes, white jogging bottoms and had a black rucksack.

DCI Ben Loose said: "There could be a reasonable explanation behind this incident, but we are keen to establish the circumstances of what has happened and would ask the man involved to contact us as soon as possible.

"I would also like to ask motorists who may have been around the area at the time of the incident to check their dashcam footage and contact us if they feel that may have seen the man that we are interested in speaking to."

Anyone who thinks they saw the man, who had a child with him, or has information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting reference 16-1030.

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