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Crime: Police link two attempted accostings of females in Canterbury on Sunday

Contributed by editor on Jun 19, 2017 - 09:00 PM

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Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following reports of two attempted accostings in Canterbury on Sunday 18 June 2017.


The first incident is reported to have taken place in Gas Street near the Castle Row car park just before 4pm.

Detective Sergeant Lewis Tompsett said: ‘A teenage girl was walking along the road when a man tried to grab her. She pushed him away and ran off. The offender may have left the scene in a small, black hatchback.’

The second incident happened in Watling Street just before 11.20pm.

Detective Sergeant Tompsett said: ‘A man grabbed the victim’s wrist and when she pulled away he ran off towards the High Street.

‘We are linking the two reports and are appealing for witnesses to contact us if they saw either incident or recognise the description of the offender.'

The man is described as being tanned, about 6ft tall, with dirty, messy brown medium length hair. He had a foreign accent and was wearing grey three-quarter length tracksuit-style shorts and a white teeshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference 18-0941.

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