Teenager arrested over assault and robbery in Tunbridge Wells

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A teenager from Bromley has been arrested following a violent assault and attempted robbery in Tunbridge Wells.

It was reported that on 30 December 2018 a man walking along Mount Pleasant Road was punched repeatedly in the face amid demands to hand over his wallet. The suspect eventually left the scene empty-handed. The same person has been linked by officers to a separate allegation of theft in St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells on 26 January 2019.

On Monday 8 April a 19-year-old man from Bromley was arrested at his home address and remains in custody. The arrest is part of an ongoing crackdown by Kent Police on violent crime across the county, including on knife crime and associated offences, such as supplying drugs.

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