Kent Police was called on the afternoon of Tuesday 9 March 2021 following a report that a man had attempted to take a dog from a teenage girl in Athol Road.

It was reported that, at around 3pm that day, the girl had been approached by a man who attempted to take the lead of a dog she was walking.

The girl kept hold of the lead and the man left the scene. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as being around five feet, ten inches tall, of mixed race, slim build and aged between twenty-five and thirty. He is said to have dark hair, which was short at the sides and longer on the top, and was wearing light blue jeans and a red ‘puffer’ jacket.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam or CCTV which may assist the investigation is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/38561/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or by using the anonymous online form at

By Ed

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