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