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Two men arrested after woman attacked in burglary on Union Street in Canterbury

Two men have been arrested after a woman was attacked during a burglary.

Police were called to Union Street just after 7.40pm yesterday when a group was seen breaking into a first floor flat.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was assaulted inside. Her injuries are not thought to be serious.

The burglary took place in Union Street on Monday night. Picture: Google (6988469)
The burglary took place in Union Street on Monday night. Picture: Google (6988469)

Officers seized a baseball bat, golf club and mallet from the scene.

A 20-year-old from London was arrested nearby. Later that evening, a 35-year-old man from Herne Bay was also apprehended.

They were both arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and remain in police custody.

Police believe at least two other men left the scene in the direction of New Ruttington Lane.

DI Cara Ferguson said: "We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw any suspicious activity in the Kingsmead area on Monday evening and who hasn’t already spoken to us to get in touch.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who saw a silver VW Polo in the Kingsmead or Herne Bay areas that evening."

One of the men is black, with dark eyes and a thin face, about 5ft 10ins tall and in his early 20s. He was dressed in a black coat with hood, a balaclava, jogging bottoms and blue trainers.

The second man has olive skin and braided, curly hair. He is thought to be 18 or 19 and is about 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a beige coat and a light green bandana.

If you have any information, phone the police on 01843 222289, quoting the reference number 46/23525/19, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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