News 20 March 2009

Police appeal follows Herne Bay robbery

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Herne Bay.

The incident occurred in Victoria Park, between 2pm and 2.15pm on Wednesday, 18 March.

It is reported that a 33-year-old man was walking along Victoria Park when he noticed two men walking in the opposite direction. It is alleged that as they passed him they assaulted the man and stole his wallet containing £380 in cash.

The man was taken to the QEQM hospital for treatment to facial injuries which he received when he was punched and kicked. He was later discharged.

One of the suspects is described as being a white male, aged around 20-years-old and about 6ft tall. He had a shaved head and wore a blue tracksuit top with white lines one the inside of the arm from the elbow to the hand.

The other man was also said to be a white male, aged around 20-years-old, of slim build and about 6’2” tall. He had short black untidy hair and wore a grey hooded top with the hood down.

The descriptions of the suspects have been passed onto the local neighbourhood officer and house-to-house inquiries have been conducted.

Can you help?
Police are asking for anyone who may have information about the incident to contact Detective Constable Ron Smith on 01227 868 296 – please quote reference EY/004569/09. Alternatively contact Kent CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.

Body found in sea

Police were called to Marine Parade, Whitstable, at midday today (Friday, 20 March) following a report that the body of a man had been found in the sea.

Officers are currently investigating to establish if the man’s death is suspicious.