A teenager was repeatedly punched in the head and face in an unprovoked attack as he made his way home.
The man, who is 19, was walking along City Way, Rochester, near its junction with Onslow Road, when he was attacked from behind.
Officers investigating the crime are appealing for witnesses after the victim was punched to the back of his head at around 5.50pm on, Friday, June 22.
He was then punched around five times more to his face and head before his attacker ran away.
The teenager made his way home before going to hospital to be treated for minor injuries to his face.
The suspect is black, slim with a braided hair style and wearing a light grey tracksuit.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to call Kent Police on 01634 792209 quoting crime reference number XY/038443/18.
Witnesses can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org