Witness appeal after man attacked by gang of four in Margate

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A man ended up in hospital with an arm injury after he was assaulted in Margate during the bank holiday weekend.

The victim, aged in his 20s, reported that four men assaulted him while he walked down an alleyway near Byron Avenue and Dane Park at around 8.50pm on Saturday (August 29).

Officers would like to speak to anyone with information or CCTV footage which may assist their enquiries.

Witnesses should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/154363/20.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


  1. Disgusting cowards that need to be in a pack to pick on someone vulnerable.
    This is an indirect result of fewer police on the streets. Thugs can go about their trade with no fear of being caught.
    Why couldn’t the Police Commissioner forsee this happening before reducing officers to save money? Maybe, if they took less in their huge annual salary there could be more officers on the streets of Thanet looking out for these thugs. These days the public have to do their own policing if they want anything done.

  2. There is no need for a police Commissioner at all it’s just another way to waste taxpayers money. When Ann Barnes was in the job she was in the news nearly every day for good or bad reasons. This man who took her place I would like to see his job description of what he is actually receives money for it can’t possibly be for work. I hope the police catch the low life for this attack but I won’t bank on it.

  3. This is the Oath that all Police commissioners are supposed to abide by when they are about to take up office.
    Maybe the Kent Police Commissioner should read it again OUT LOUD and do as it states. :
    I do solemnly and sincerely promise that I will serve all the people of Police Force Area in the office of police and crime commissioner without fear or favour. I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best of my ability, will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public. I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice. I will take all steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions, so that I may be properly held to account by the public. I will not seek to influence or prevent any lawful and reasonable investigation or arrest, nor encourage any police action save that which is lawful and justified within the bounds of this office.

  4. Mr Scott is too busy with crawling up to his Chief Constable by getting him a further few years in charge of Kent. What good has he done for Thanet? His soft approach to policing has seen the foolish taking no notice of authorities and doing whatever they like, sticking two fingers up to the rest of us throughout lockdown while we are trying to prevent the virus spreading.
    About time the two of them went. Police Commissioners are supposed to represent the public in making changes to policing priorities but how they do that when you cannot speak with them and have them listen, I dont know. What a waste of public funds.

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