Police have cordoned off Dane Park after serious assault

Police at Dane Park Photo John Horton

Police have cordoned off Dane Park in Margate this morning (August 31) after a serious assault.

Officers at the scene have taped off the area while investigations continue.

Photo John Horton

The park is currently out of bounds.

Photo John Horton

Kent Police say an investigation has been launched after a man was found with serious injuries.

An assault is reported to have taken place in the early hours today before 5.20am in the park.

The victim, a man in his 20s, suffered serious head and leg injuries. He has been taken to a London hospital where his condition is described as being serious but stable.

A police cordon has been placed at the scene and enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Photo John Horton

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the assault or who has information that may assist the investigation to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 31-0357.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org


  1. Oh for heaven’s sake! Most people don’t experience crime like this. For all I know, most people don’t experience crime at all.

    How does one “stay prepared”?

    • Exactly-this was after all five in the morning, not in broad daylight. For all we know the victim & assailant may be known to one another as well. Dane Park is pretty safe.

    • No, because I wasn’t alive in 1965, although I have heard about it & it wasn’t a total stranger attack either-one murder in a park nearly 55 years ago doesn’t make it dangerous.

  2. Well let’s hope we not reading any more articles about attacks but I won’t hold my breath! And by the way there have been other incidents in this park.

  3. Yes 5 am when was he attacked not known he could have been there from midnight or beforehand come on the only way to Stay prepared for any form of attack is don’t trust anyone as statistics say most attacks are done by someone you know. I just hope he recovers and can tell the police who did it. Potentially everywhere you go is dangerous 2 weeks before I moved here there was a rape in the park and another not long after. Also it doesn’t matter how much you think you’re prepared for it will still be a shock.

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