Efit issued after cyclist attacks pedestrian in Ashford

efit issued after cyclist attacks pedestrian in ashford

Witnesses are being sought after an Ashford pedestrian was assaulted by a cyclist in the town.

Officers are investigating the attack which is reported to have taken place in Beaver Road on the footpath between Stour Avenue and Christchurch Road just after 8.45pm on Tuesday 7 August.

The victim was walking along the pavement when he became involved in an argument with a cyclist.

As he walked away, the cyclist got off his bike and hit the victim several times with a piece of wood before fleeing the scene in the direction of Godfrey Walk.

The man was left with minor injuries to his hand and leg but did not need further medical help.

The cyclist is described as aged in his late teens, approximately 5ft 11ins tall with short dark brown hair, of slight build and clean shaven. He was wearing blue-coloured t-shirt and jeans.

As part of officers’ on-going enquiries, an efit image of a man who could assist with the investigation has now been compiled with the help of the victim.

Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/45886/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 Breaking news is updated regularly, please refresh this page or check back later for updates. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook:@UKNIP247 and Twitter: @uknip247