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CCTV appeal after teenager punched in face by a stranger in Maidstone

By William Janes

CCTV images have been released of a man detectives want to speak to after a young woman was punched in the face by a stranger.

The teenager was stuck by a man she didn't know while walking near the junction of Park Way and Loose Road, earlier this month.

After being hit once, the 19-year-old fell to the floor and was punched a second time before fighting the attacker off.

Police are trying to track down this man. Picture: Kent Police
Police are trying to track down this man. Picture: Kent Police

Before the attack, the young woman was walking along Lower Stone Street when she saw first saw the man near the junction with Mote Road.

He walked past her on Upper Stone Street and then turned left into Waterloo Street.

She told police as she continued onto Loose Road and reached the junction with Park Way, the offender approached her from behind before grabbing her by the hand and started his attack.

Do you recognise this man? Picture: Kent Police
Do you recognise this man? Picture: Kent Police

She had to be taken to hospital for treatment for facial injuries.

Officers believe the man in the photos has important information which may help their investigation.

Anyone who recognises him is urged to call 01622 604100 quoting reference 46/72607/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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