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Appeal to locate victim of Dartford assault
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The victim of an assault which took place in Dartford is urged to contact Kent Police.
The incident took place in West Hill at around 12.15am on Wednesday 1 December 2021 and was witnessed by several members of the public.
The victim is described as a white man who has dark hair and is around 5ft 9ins tall. He was wearing shorts and a dark jacket which has a fleece lining.
He is reported to have been running in West Hill, near the junction with KingEdward Avenue, before being assaulted by the occupants of a black Ford Focus. The victim’s subsequent movements are not known.
The car was last seen travelling towards Crayford and enquiries have led to officers arresting two men from London on suspicion of assault – a 24-year-old from Southwark and a 23-year-old from New Cross.
They have since been released on bail, pending further enquires, until 30 December.
Detective Inspector Annie Clayton, from Kent Police, said: ‘We are concerned for the wellbeing of the victim and I urge him to contact us by calling 101. He can also use our website to submit a report or engage in a webchat with someone from our control room.
‘I understand that he may feel reluctant to contact us and stress that our priority is making sure he is ok and that he is receiving appropriate support.
‘Our enquiries into this incident are continuing at pace and in addition to making two arrests, we have spoken with a number of witnesses and gathered CCTV.
‘We remain keen to speak to anyone who has information that can assist with our investigation, including associates of the victim, eyewitnesses, people with privately held CCTV and motorists who have dashcam footage which was recorded in the general vicinity between midnight and 1am on 1 December.
‘Anyone who thinks they can be of assistance is urged to contact us on 101 quoting 46/247877/21.
‘You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the anonymous online form on their website.’