Elderly man battered in city centre assault

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Kent Police are investigating (stock image)

A man in his 70s has been left with a serious head injury after being attacked in central Canterbury.

The victim was walking along The Borough at 11.40pm on Saturday, February 2 when he was spoken to by a man who then assaulted him.

He was repeatedly punched and kicked by his attacker who then walked off towards Northgate.

Paramedics transported the victim to hospital where he remains with a serious head injury.

The suspect is a white man aged in his late 30s, around 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build and with stubble on his face. He was wearing a Cossack-style hat made of a fur-like material, a brown shirt and blue jeans.

Det Insp Cara Ferguson said: “We would like to thank those witnesses who have spoken to officers already, and ask that anyone else who may have CCTV or mobile phone footage of the incident, or any information about the assault itself, calls us on 01843 222289 quoting 46/22228/19.”

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