Detectives have issued CCTV images of two men who may be able to assist them following the vicious assault in Kingsgate of a dad-of-four.
Plumber Andrew Lewis was attacked on the evening of November 23 after intervening in a row at Kingsgate newsagents between the staff member and two men who were demanding cash back.
The 40-year-old told the men to leave the newsagent alone and they left. When Andrew stepped out of the shop he was punched in the back of the head. The former St George’s student fell to the floor where his attackers kicked and stamped on his face and head until he was unconscious.
Police were called but the men fled before officers arrived.
Andrew ended up in hospital the next day and was found to have suffered a fractured skull, bleed on the brain and his jaw was broken in three places. It was snapped completely at the front and had to be plated.
Anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV images or who has any other information is urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/13929/18.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.