An appeal for witnesses and CCTV footage has been issued following the sexual assault of a woman in Herne Bay.

The victim, a woman in her 60s, opened the door of her home in Station Road when a man then forced his way into the property at around 12.05pm on Tuesday 27 June 2023. She was sexually assaulted over clothing before she was able to get the offender out of the property.


The suspect was described as a slim white man, 5 feet and 10 inches tall, with short white hair and white facial stubble. He was believed to be wearing a checked padded shirt jacket, khaki cargo shorts, a grey vest top and light brown boots.

The incident was reported to Kent Police two days later and a man was arrested and bailed while enquiries continue.

Did you see anything?

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or anyone with private CCTV footage of the street should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/115892/23.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111, or complete the form on their website.

Safety advice

  • Officers are also reminding people to be wary of opening the door to people they don’t know.
  • If you are not expecting any visitors, look through a door spyhole, check your own doorbell footage or use a chain lock when you open the door.
  • Do not feel you should open your door if you cannot verify who the caller is.
  • Residents are also reminded not to leave doors and windows open or insecure.

For more advice visit our dedicated web page here.

Click here for further information, advice and support relating to Violence Against Women and Girls. This page also includes details on how Kent Police is tackling offences including domestic abuse, stalking, harassment and other forms of violence.

If you have been a victim of violence and wish to report an offence, click here.

By Ed

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