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Attempted robbery in Canterbury

By Jasmine Rosser

An 18 year old victim and his friend were involved in an attempted robbery by a group of men in an underpass leading to Old Beverley Park in Canterbury.

The victim was approached by one of the members of the group who demanded that he hand over any phone or money that he had. He is described as a white man, aged 14-15-years-old, about 5ft 4 and wearing a grey hoodie.

The event took place at about 6.45pm on Wednesday 18 January, and the group of men were believed to be aged between 14 and 20 years old.

The pair managed to get away and nothing was taken from them, but the victim was hit from behind causing swelling and bruising to his eye and mouth.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Colin Glover said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen this group before or after the incident or anyone who may have seen the incident happen to come forward.”
Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/2322/17.