Officers from Maidstone police station are trying to trace a good Samaritan who gave a man a lift home after it was reported that he had been assaulted.
The assault is reported to have taken place on 6 December in Cripple Street, Maidstone, at around 5pm. A 42 year-old man reported that he had been punched in the face in what is believed to be an unprovoked assault.
A driver stopped and gave the victim a lift home, but no details were taken of the driver. Police are now appealing for the man, and any other witnesses, to come forward.
The suspect is described as being a white man, around 18 years-old, wearing a dark coat and carrying a black bag.
Police Constable Richard Baker from Kent Police said: “We believe that the driver may well have witnessed the assault as well, and hope that he can help our enquiries. Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured, but it was an upsetting incident for him and we are very keen to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Baker at Kent Police, quoting crime reference YY/22631/12. Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Posted on: 14 December 2012