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Man beaten in aggravated burglary in St Michael's Street, Folkestone


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A victim of an armed burglary was beaten with a pole after confronting the intruder climbing through his window.

The incident happened at a property on St Michael’s Street in Folkestone at around 3.15am yesterday.

The man was attacked in his home on St Michael's Street in Folkestone. Picture: Google Street View
The man was attacked in his home on St Michael's Street in Folkestone. Picture: Google Street View

Police say the man living at the address discovered an unknown, would-be burglar entering through a rear window on the first floor.

When he confronted the unwelcome guest, he was hit several times with a pole. The suspect then left the property, and no items was taken.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "He is described as being a white man, aged in his 50s, 5ft 8in, stocky build with short grey hair.

"He wore dark coloured trousers and a dark shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/117608/22.

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