Witness appeal after two men attacked for trying to stop bike theft in Ramsgate

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident where two men were attacked in Ramsgate after trying to stop a group from stealing a man’s bike.

It was reported that between 7pm and 8pm on Monday, July 19 a row broke out when the two victims tried to stop the bike being taken from a man in Harbour Parade on the pedestrian area opposite Kent Place.

One victim, a man in his 30s, was reportedly attacked with a bottle, while the other, aged in his 20s, was knocked to the ground and stamped on.

Witnesses, including a group of motorcyclists, then intervened and the suspects were seen to leave in the direction of a slip onto the beach, in the direction of Marina Esplanade.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers would like to speak to the cyclist who was able to leave the area on his bicycle without further issue.

Witnesses and anyone with information, phone or dashcam footage, should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/127855/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form.


  1. Hello hello are there ANY police officers in Ramsgate ffs who actually get out of their cars and walk as in on foot.
    it’s all very well turning on the blues and twos after the event but the police need to be seen as in walking. Or are the police not able to be seen because they might have to do something to prevent crime rather then turn up mob handed AFTER the event.

    • Open your eyes. There are a number of town beat officers in Ramsgate. Moan for the sake of moaning without knowledge. Go and educate yourself and pop into the Ramsgate Police Station and voice your concerns to them directly – unless they are out and about serving the community.

  2. Well done to the bikers for stepping in and preventing the injured men from greater harm. So proud of you all.

  3. what a dump this place is , and just a few hundred yards away from the latest attack people are paying £750,000 for a flat ! they must need their heads examined.!!!

  4. Plenty of cctv around that area, This crime is solvable JUst needs investigation.

    Maybe the police have met their current quotas and not bothered any more.

    Seems the cyclist could also not be bothered, you just cant make it up.

    What next ?

  5. Great, just do crime with minimal consideration of those around you. I bet they are angry because someone intervened. What a time to be alive!

  6. The police like to pick their battles it’s much better for them when the film crews are around to show them banging a drug dealers door down than stopping bike thieves with no film crew about. The police know full well where the hot spots of crime are yet they only are seen once another victim is added to the stats. The police go on a job then mostly go back to the nick or the joke police station afterwards to await another job and have a cup of tea. Yes the stupid Mrs May did cut the police numbers by 21,000 but they were not all from Kent. Special police officers are a valued back- up
    and have all the same powers of regular officers their should be more of them . So called “clampdowns” just highlights how bad things have became that the police have a “clampdown” for one week!!!!! Then let things run riot for the other 51 weeks of the year. It’s just not good enough, police commissioner of Kent time you started earning you wage.

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