Officers appeal for witnesses after teenager left with black eye following assault

Thursday, 15 May 2014
Officers investigating a report of an assault of a woman in Dover which left the victim with a swollen black eye are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Kent Police was called to a report of an assault between 8.40am and 9.10am on Wednesday 7 May in Ladywell.

It was reported a 17 year old local girl was walking from Pencester Road to Ladywell when she was approached by a group of five men and was asked for a cigarette.

The teenager said she didn't have one and tried to walk past the group. As she attempted to do so, one member of the group pushed her chest which caused her to stagger. She was then punched in the eye, forcing her to the ground.

The group then walked away.

Investigating officer, PC Annemarie Benson-Hawkes of Kent Police, said: "This was an isolated and unprovoked assault of a teenage girl walking on her own.

"I am appealing for anyone who might have witnessed the incident, or who might have seen a group of men in the Ladywell area between 8.30am and 9.30am on 7 May, to contact me as soon as possible."

One member of the group has been described as a white man, about 19 years old, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build and had hair shaved on one side and the other side was brown and gelled.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Benson-Hawkes on 01304 218182, quoting reference ZY/14976/14. Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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