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Teenage boy sustains facial injuries after a men targeted him and his friends in Jackson's Field in Rochester

A teenage boy sustained facial injuries after a group of men targeted him and his friends

The incident happened at Jackson's Field, Rochester yesterday at around 5.30pm.

A group of boys aged 14-15 years old were stopped by a group of four men.

One boy was punched in the face. Stock picture
One boy was punched in the face. Stock picture

Allegedly, the men tried to get the boys to buy cigarettes and when they refused the men blocked their way and did not allow them to leave.

The boys reported the men had demanded they hand over their mobile phones and punched one 14-year-old boy in the face, giving him a nose bleed and bruising before stealing a bag and running from the scene.

Police spokesman James Walker said: "At present no arrests have been made and officers are conducting ongoing inquiries to establish the full circumstances."

Anyone with information can call Kent Police on 01634 792209 quoting 46/5487/18.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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