Published: 17:19, 22 October 2021
| Updated: 17:00, 02 November 2021
A woman walking home from Sainsbury's in Tunbridge Wells needed hospital treatment after being assaulted.
The incident happened in Major York's Road as she walked towards the A264, Langton Road.
She was speaking to a friend on her mobile phone when a young man approached and assaulted her.
The victim, who is her 40s, shouted for help and members of the public came to her assistance.
The suspect thought to be being in his late teens and wearing a dark blue baseball cap and a tracksuit.
The incident happened at about 7.30pm on Saturday, October 16.
Det Insp Adam Marshall said: "Our officers are continuing to make inquiries and are examining CCTV footage around the location of the incident.
"We are urging motorists with dashcam who were in the area at the time to check if they have footage that may assist the investigation.
"We are particularly keen to receive dashcam footage from those roads that cross Tunbridge Wells Common or run alongside it.
"'Witnesses who saw the incident or saw anybody acting suspiciously in the area should also call the appeal line."
Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/207140/21 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.