Man kicked to the ground by youths during attempted mugging in Ramsgate

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A man in his 50s was kicked to the ground by a group of youths in Ramsgate who then rifled through his pockets.

At around 8pm on Good Friday (April 2) the man reported he was walking near Nelson Crescent when he was hit and kicked to the ground by the group who had previously been seen in nearby shelters. His pockets were searched during the assault.

The victim suffered injuries and attended hospital for treatment.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who has information regarding the attempted robbery or who has CCTV in the area.

Witnesses should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/56011/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous form.


  1. What a disgrace thugs graffiti drugs derelict shops and not a sign of any changes were the police where’s the council

  2. i could not agree more – this place will be a no go area soon , they dont want to keep harping on about arts and culture and all that crap , something needs doing now , as for all this money in grants, we will not see any of that – their obession with bandstands and other victorian obsolete items needs redirecting in to law and order , they can fake the town up how they like, but it will be worth nothing if you cannot walk the streets

    • I’m pretty sure most people, like me, walk the streets, in the day anyway, without feeling frightened or even nervous.

      • As a NHW Co-ordinator, I see all the reports regarding crime in Thanet.
        Increasingly Ramsgate is an area where vandalism and personal attacks on innocent victims are both widespread and reported upon.
        Do you live in Ramsgate, Marva? Do you ‘walk the streets’ after dark?
        Same questions to Phyllis Quot

        • There’s not really anywhere in Ramsgate I want to go in the evening, so, no I don’t. But as I am 70 years old, I don’t think I would be in the most “at risk” category,which seems to be young men and women However, I haven’t looked up any crime statistics recently.

  3. I walk the streets with no fear.
    The responsibility for policing lies with KCC.
    Funding for arts (and other projects) comes from a variety of sources.

  4. no doubt that poor man thought he was safe to walk our streets as well, i wonder if you would go for a liesurely stroll through cliftonville after dark ? oh yes you would probably go over there doing missionary work .

  5. I first moved to ramsgate late 80’s and lived up by Boundary Road, i walked they way i used into town a few months back, in comparison its now just dishevelled and despairing to what it was. The last time i was out in ramsgate i left the last pub to avoid some drugged up loon that was desparate to start trouble with anyone in our group. A friends son was put into a coma following an unprovoked attack several years ago, fully recovered now but as much by luck as anything else.
    By day pretty sure there’s not much to worry about but late evenings and after the pubs turn out is a very different matter. As soon as you leave the seafront and venture down towards the high street things are very different and only the foolhardy would not be vigilant.

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