Gang of thugs jump group walking through park


Police have launched an appeal after a gang of thugs assaulted a group of friends walking through Canterbury’s Dane John Gardens.

Between six and eight youths attacked the group between 11.15pm and 11.30pm on Friday, September 7.

The gang, consisting of 16- to 18-year-olds, was initially abusive to the group before becoming violent.

One of the victims, an 18-year-old man, was hit with a belt and punched.

He suffered cuts and a chipped tooth.

The Dane John Gardens

Another victim, another 18-year-old man, was threatened with violence but was not assaulted.

One of the offenders is white, about 5ft 9ins to 5ft 11ins tall, of a large build and with short brown hair with a bit of a fringe. He is believed to be aged 16 or 17 and was wearing jeans.

There was one girl in the group who is described as white, 16 or 17-years-old, of a skinny build and with long blonde hair.

She was wearing a black coat.

Anyone with information can call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/53749/18. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.


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