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Pensioner assaulted near Maidstone by man accused of poaching on her property

An image has been issued by officers investigating allegations of an assault near Maidstone which left a pensioner suffering a serious injury to her arm.

The victim, a woman in her 70s, was reportedly pushed to the floor by a man who had been poaching fish on her property.

The incident happened on New Year’s Day at a location off Old Mill Lane, Hollingbourne, where two men were fishing in a lake without permission. The woman is said to have been assaulted after she told them to leave.

Since the assault, officers have carried out an extensive investigation including house-to-house enquiries and checking CCTV in surrounding areas. A man has also attended a police station for a voluntary interview.

Police would now like to speak to the person pictured and are urging anyone who recognises him to contact them. If you have information which may assist the investigation, contact Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/324/24. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form.

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