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Dog walker knocked unconscious in unprovoked assault involving motorbike riders in Maidstone


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A dog walker was punched and knocked unconscious in an unprovoked assault after a motorbike was seen pulling wheelies on a closed road in Maidstone.

The assault was reportedly carried out by a passenger on a motorcycle, who got off the vehicle and punched the victim in the face.

The attack reportedly took place along Boxley Road, Penenden Heath near Maidstone. Picture: Google
The attack reportedly took place along Boxley Road, Penenden Heath near Maidstone. Picture: Google

The incident took place on April 29 at around 2pm in Boxley Road in the Penenden Heath area when the victim was walking his dog.

He noticed a motorcycle being ridden in the area, even though it was closed for roadworks.

The rider was performing wheelies and driving in a reckless manner to which the victim raised his arms in response which led the bike to stop.

The light blue-eyed balaclava clad passenger then got off the bike and punched the victim, causing him to strike his head on the ground.

The pair both dressed in black clothing drove away but an off-duty police officer was first on the scene and an ambulance was called.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident

Both the suspect and rider are described as being young, possibly in their late teens to mid-20s, with the perpetrator described as white and around 5ft 7ins tall.

The victim was taken to hospital and later discharged.

Police are now on the hunt for more information and are hoping witnesses will come forward and help identify the suspects.

PC Paul Otter of Maidstone CID said: "This was an entirely unprovoked attack, which caused the victim to strike his head on the pavement and could easily have led to more serious injuries.

"The bike had no number plate and was driven away in the Penenden Heath direction.

"We have carried out extensive house-to-house inquires and are continuing to check local CCTV.

"We are also urging residents in Boxley Road and nearby areas to check any privately held CCTV or doorbell cameras, you may have important footage which could assist the investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/80871/22 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form on their website.

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