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Two men arrested after alleged assault on runner in West Hill, Dartford


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Two men who allegedly assaulted a runner have been arrested.

The incident took place in West Hill, Dartford, at around 12.15am on Wednesday, and was witnessed by several members of the public.

Two men have been arrested
Two men have been arrested

The victim, who is being urged to report to the police, was said to have been running near the junction with King Edward Avenue, before being assaulted by the occupants of a black Ford Focus.

His later movements are not yet known.

He is described as a white man with dark hair and is around 5ft 9ins tall. He was wearing shorts and a dark jacket which has a fleece lining.

Detective Inspector Annie Clayton said: "We are concerned for the wellbeing of the victim and I urge him to contact us by calling 101. He can also use our website to submit a report or engage in a webchat with someone from our control room.

"I understand that he may feel reluctant to contact us and stress that our priority is making sure he is ok and that he is receiving appropriate support.

"We remain keen to speak to anyone who has information that can assist with our investigation."

"Our inquiries into this incident are continuing at pace and in addition to making two arrests, we have spoken with a number of witnesses and gathered CCTV.

"We remain keen to speak to anyone who has information that can assist with our investigation, including associates of the victim, eyewitnesses, people with privately held CCTV and motorists who have dashcam footage which was recorded in the general vicinity between midnight and 1am on December 1."

The car was last seen travelling towards Crayford and inquiries have led to officers arresting two men from London on suspicion of assault – a 24-year-old from Southwark and a 23-year-old from New Cross.

They have since been released on bail, pending further inquires, until December 30.

Anyone who thinks they can be of assistance is urged to contact the police on 101 quoting 46/247877/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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