It was reported that a man and a woman were walking in Borough, where they were approached by two males asking for a lighter, at around 4.10pm on Monday 9 January 2023.

The man and woman continued walking and stopped at a takeaway for food. On leaving the premises, they were approached by the same males where an altercation took place.

Serious facial injuries

The man was assaulted and sustained serious facial injuries and attended a local hospital for treatment. The two suspects were seen to run off in the direction of Canterbury city centre.

The first suspect was described as a thin white male in his late teens, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. He reportedly had a pale complexion with freckles, ginger hair and brown eyes. He was believed to be wearing a dark coloured puffer jacket and a hooded top, and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The second suspect was described as being of a similar height but with a broader build. He had short brown hair.

Anyone who witnessed the assault, or has information which could assist enquiries, should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/5222/23.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

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By Ed

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