News 15 May 2009

Police appeal follows assault on 15 yr old boy

Police are appealing for information following an assault in Canterbury.

The incident occurred in Old Ruttington Lane, between 6.40pm and 7pm on Wednesday, 13 May.

It is reported that a 15-year-old boy was going to collect a pizza with two friends, as they were early, they decided to sit on some swings in the park. As they approached the swings three girls and a boy shouted and swore at them. The three boys decided to leave the area and collect their food.

After buying their pizza the boys began to walk back along Old Ruttington Lane when they spotted the group again, however six more male teenagers were present. It is then alleged that one of these males shouted at the 15-year-old, punched him in the face and kicked him. One of the 15-year old friends was also assaulted; the other managed to run away.

After the assault, the group of teenagers all ran away across the park.

Though the 15-year-old only suffered minor facial injuries he was left quite shaken by the incident.

All of the males are described as being white and aged between 14 and 15-years-old. They were all thought to be of average build and around 5’4” tall, though one of them was slightly taller.

It is believed that the assault was unprovoked.


Police appeal follows Herne Bay hit and run

Police are appealing for information after a stolen car was involved in a collision in Herne Bay.

The brand new black Audi A3 was stolen from East Street, Herne Bay, at around 5.30pm on Monday, 4 May (Bank Holiday). The car, which is thought to be worth around £20,000, was then reportedly driven down Brecon Hill and onto Beltinge Road where it turned right onto Canterbury Road and collided with a Renault Clio.

The vehicle did not stop after the collision and was driven along Canterbury Road and Mortimer Street before being abandoned in Hampton Car Park in Swalecliffe Avenue. The Audi suffered extensive damage as a result of the collision.

It is also reported that the car jumped red lights and travelled the wrong way down a one-way street.

Police are keen to trace any witnesses to the erratic driving of the vehicle, or the collision. It is understood that one driver did contact police but did not leave her details and officers are keen to speak with her.

  • Three men, aged 24, 26 and 27-years-old, have been arrested in connection with the crime. They are currently on police bail.