Police are appealing for information after a woman was repeatedly kicked during a robbery in a Margate park.
The woman in her 20s was walking though Tivoli Park and had just turned into the tunnel towards Hartsdown Park when she was pushed to the ground and assaulted.
Unsuccessful attempts were made to steal the victim’s handbag during the incident, however her bank card was stolen.
The robbery is reported to have taken place at around 7.10am on Friday 16 April.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/63016/21.
You can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by completing an online form on their website crimestoppers-uk.org.
The assault took place on the 16th April 2021 and only now have they asked for help with anyone having information? Unbelievable.
I hope someone comes forward to help the investigation, but the delay from Kent Police is unacceptable.
There was an incident in ramsgate where someone was hit with a glass bottle and had to be sent to ambulance. It took them a year to come and take a statementm
What the police mean is “they haven’t a clue, they haven’t the time, they haven’t the manpower “ . Let’s look as if we are at least trying.
This appeal for info wants putting out within hours of the offence, not 10 days later! The trail has long gone cold as Kojak would have said.
Seems to just be police bashing for no reason. Police do not issue endless appeals about every case they don’t wrap up within a day or two because it creates a fatigue with the public-who like NHS staff & care workers in a home full of attention get alarm/buzzer fatigue due to seeking clients eventually get fed up with people pushing buttons all the time for not urgent things & thus tend not to bother checking as often.
That is only just over a week ago. Police investigate as far as they can & then appeal for help-do you think the police are going to issue public appeals for every case they don’t solve in a few days?
Unfortunately, that tunnel needs to be permanently closed, bricked up etc.
Remember as a kid the local yobbos used to take great delight in dropping rocks from above at people. Surprised there aren’t more attacks there seeing how isolated it is.
No it doesn’t Phil it needs TDC to clean it up and clear much of the shrubbery near it. Make it cleaner and tidier. There are many isolated walkways in Thanet and closing them serves little purpose
Oh, I didn’t realise local criminals were so fussy, but at least we now know they don’t like clean places.
What about graffiti, do they not like clean walls?
No, what it needs is for the everyone including law enforcement to make the area safe by parents teaching right from wrong right up to judges dishing out real deterrents to these thugs. Blocking off an area is not the answer, thats admitting they have won and created a no go zone. Do we close every public area where crime is rife?
Hi Paul, what you say is correct, but in reality, we know it will never happen.
Think the horse bolted a long time ago on parenting. The jails are already insanely overcrowded.
The report didn’t say how many thugs were involved, and what gender, I suppose it was at least a couple of youths. Whilst the vast majority of people are not thugs, its always wise to assume there may be some in unprotected areas, so its best to avoid them, especially at night, thats what I do, and I am a man! In any event I always carry a Criminal Identifier which looks like a Pepper spray, but fires a water soluble jet of paint, and if aimed at the face of an attacker will blind them temporarily. I have had to threaten to use it on three occasions in the last 5 years!
PS. They are perfectly legal, and costs about £8.00
I helped get 2 morons out of Addington St Stores in Ramsgate 4 years ago who had been i.d’d for alcohol and had kicked off, smashed the shop up, beaten up the owner, threw vile racism at his wife abd threatened to torch their shop. I called the police from the owners phone, was on the phone 20 min giving information on what happened, the owner did the same…
I popped in 2 days later to see if they were ok and they told me that the police hadn’t been out but did call to see if the yobs had been back and told them if they come back again then call us…