Home   Folkestone   News   Article

Folkestone Boxing Day assault: Police release e-fit of man wanted with Canterbury Road attack

Officers investigating an assault on Boxing Day in Folkestone have released an image of a suspect they want to question.

Witnesses are being sought for the assault on a woman in her 60s while she was out walking her dog in Canterbury Road.

She was not injured after managing to escape her attacker and raise the alarm.

Suspect in Canterbury Road assault in Folkestone on Boxing Day
Suspect in Canterbury Road assault in Folkestone on Boxing Day

Detectives are continuing to investigate the case which happened between 6am and 7am.

The woman was reportedly assaulted by the man in the street after walking her dog in the recreation ground off Archer Road.

The suspect is described as white, slim and around 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall.

It is reported the man had a local accent and was wearing jeans and a black hooded top with the hood up.

He was seen running off from the entrance of the park along Canterbury Road in the Black Bull Road direction.

Investigating officer Det Con Heather Moore said: "We have followed a number of lines of enquiry after receiving this report and I would like to thank members of the public who have responded to an earlier appeal we issued on this.

"We have now been able to produce a computer generated image of the man we would like to speak with and I would urge anyone who recognises him to get in touch with us.

"The same goes for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area on Boxing Day morning."

Call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting ZY/41043/15. Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More