Man suffers head injury after being hit with baseball bat in Margate

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Police are investigating an assault in Margate where a man suffered a head injury after being hit with a baseball bat.

At around 7am on Thursday 23 December, two men briefly spoke to each other in Marine Drive. One of the men then reportedly hit the other man with a baseball bat, causing a head injury for which the victim needed hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as white, aged around 50, around five feet, seven inches tall and of slim build. He is believed to have been wearing a cap at the time.

An investigation into the assault is ongoing and officers are appealing to anyone who saw the incident, or who may have dashcam or CCTV footage which may assist, to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/263480/21.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at


  1. i know its bandit country around here , but when i read the headlines – given the time of year i pictured an alligator and a string of sausages

  2. Surely with all the CCTV cameras on Margate seafront, the event should be recorded – or was the camera operator asleep ?

    • We have to assume with all the appeals for crimes in supposedly CCTV recorded areas every week & that rarely does anybody appear to be caught, that the majority of cameras are purely dummy ones to try to deter crime.

  3. Shame on the people who have posted silly comments on something that is a serious assault, you don’t know the circumstances, so please show some respect for the victim and his friends and family

  4. Maybe ask the bat wielding person to play cricket for england.

    If they are ineligible to play for england, deport them back to south london or similar.

    The meeting of the two was organised, so no intel will pass to the cops. Happens every day bat’s or other weapon.

    Its just a local squabble, will be more next week *

  5. James, so you know this for a fact, so why the silly comments about cricket and South London, you small minded individual

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