A complaint has been made to police after a man on a bike hit an eight-year-old boy in Margate and then shouted abuse at him.
The boy was on the path in Market Street with his dad and sister at around 4.30pm on Friday when the incident happened. The man then rode off.
The lad was taken to the QEQM and then William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where he needed stitches to his mouth and has to return to his dentist for further X-rays.
The boy’s mum, who asked that they were not named but has agreed to share photos of her son’s injuries, is appealing for witnesses or anyone who has CCTV of the incident to contact police.
The boy is now recovering. His mum said: “He is doing well and has a lot of support and loving family and friends around him. He is a brave, fit 8 year old but is gutted that he will be missing out on football for 6 weeks.”
She added that both hospitals and her dentist had also been supportive.
A Kent Police spokesman said: “Officers are making enquiries into a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a cyclist.
“Kent Police was made aware at around 5.20pm on Friday 1 February that a collision had taken place earlier in the afternoon in Margate High Street, near Market Street. It was reported the pedestrian, a boy, sustained injuries which required hospital treatment.”
Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 01-1152.