Police investigation after woman in 60s found with serious injuries in Ramsgate

A member of the public found the victim

Police are investigating after a woman in her 60s was found badly injured in Ramsgate.

Officers were called after a member of the public found the woman in the Plains of Waterloo (Elizabeth Road end)  on Saturday morning (April 16) and took her to QEQM Hospital where she remains.

A close contact of the victim said she had suffered a sustained beating, adding: “The beating was so severe, she’s lost most of her cognitive function, she can barely talk, and doesn’t recognise of her family.

“She said two men attacked her at her front door. Whoever did this is still out there, it’s a matter of public safety. It wasn’t a one punch mugging, they must have stamped on her head for ages given the severity of the wounds and damage. It is the most horrific crime I’ve ever witnessed.”

Kent Police officers are carrying out enquiries and reviewing CCTV.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police is investigating after a woman was found injured in Ramsgate on the morning of Saturday 16 April.

“The woman was taken to a local hospital by a member of the public at around 5am after she sustained injuries in Elizabeth Road.

“Officers have since been carrying out enquiries, including a review of local CCTV, to determine how the woman came by the injuries and whether any offences have taken place.”

Officers are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 12.30am and 4am that morning, or who drove along the street around that time and has dashcam footage.

An investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information which may assist enquiries should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/74027/22.

30 Comments

  1. “Officers have since been carrying out enquiries, including a review of local CCTV, to determine how the woman came by the injuries and whether any offences have taken place.”
    I assume they maybe think she beat herself senseless then.

        • And where does it say that the police suspect foul play?
          There might have been, ir not. In the OP, the police say “Kent Police is investigating after a woman was found injured in Ramsgate on the morning of Saturday 16 April. The woman was taken to a local hospital by a member of the public at around 5am after she sustained injuries in Elizabeth Road.”
          So I don’t suppose anything at all. But a lot of people do.

      • Phyllis , please explain how ‘a fall’ can let to ‘a sustained beating’. I’m sure your reasoning for this will be welcomed by many. Or are you just talking a load of rubbish.

  2. I’m a friend of the family, it should be known that the police only started ‘investigating’ 6 days after the incident. Beyond useless, borderline criminal negligence.

    • I can’t imagine for one moment that what you say is true.
      And if it is, what steps have you taken to remedy the situation?

      • What ‘steps’ could one possibly take to ‘remedy’ the police taking six days to begin the investigation?

        • Complain to the police and crime commissioner? Raise the issue with your local MP?
          Assuming that the police took six days, from being informed if the event, to instigating enquiries.

          • I was in A&E being treated myself and witnessed when the poor lady was brought in . A&E staff contacted the police immediately and to be fair the police were at the hospital soon afterwards and immediately making enquiries.

  3. Maybe they have a way of doing things that are different to the American crime series some people watch!

    So was she at home? If so why open the door at 5am?!

    Just because they dont tell you things doesn’t mean they aren’t working on it.
    Also if she doesn’t recognise her family how does she remember what happened?

    Sometimes 2 + 2 doesn’t equal 4!!

  4. Also if she was so badly beaten why wasn’t an ambulance called??

    Why did a member of the public take her to hospital and not call an ambulance.

    It’s a small side street so neighbour’s would of heard something.

    Maybe the police are a sceptical about this too because it doesn’t ring true.

    Also were the police called straight away by the member of the public?

    This is smelly!

    • The people who found her lying in a pool of blood on the street near to her front door (she was walking home not in her house) called an ambulance but there was a 2 hour wait so they opted to take her there herself – because their first response was kindness and to get her medical attention. Stinks doesn’t it?

      • I can’t actually come to grips with the fact that at 5 am., some random people wandering around Ramsgate, came across this injured woman; and having phoned 999 for an ambulance, decided to take her to QEQM with a conveniently available vehicle, and a conveniently fit driver.

        • Phyllis you really are not a nice person. I am not the sort of person to engage in trolling but your comments make me understand why some people do.

          • You think I’m not a nice person, simply because I query inconsistencies and challenge irrational comments?
            Are you suggesting that the only “nice” people are those who blindly take, at face value, any and everything posted on IoTN

        • Why would some people be out at 5am maybe they were going to work or coming home from work there’s nothing to come to grips with. Are you really this suspicious of everyone out at that time or just when something happens

          • Rather than suspicious, I’d say that Phyllis Quot is merely curious about the reasons why people are out and about in the early hours. Going to and from night/early morning shifts is one reason, of course. But as this was a Saturday, coming home from bars and clubs is another.

      • Thank you for your clarification. I hope this poor woman mends after this horrible trauma. Pass on my best wishes if you can.

    • What is your problem Jessica? Can’t you accept that it takes a while for the full story to come out?. How do you think this woman’s friends and family are feeling right now? Show some compassion

  5. From what the article says, it seems as if this woman was assaulted on the 10th April but nobody (except her assailants) knew about it till the 16th, when the police were informed.

  6. Who said anything about the 10th April Marva? The inference from a commenter was it took 6 days from the incident to put out this story asking for help. Arithmetically incorrect but understandable. I am sure Mike Samson knows a fair bit. Phyllis Quot you do talk utter nonsense. Try and read and understand the story first.

    • “Phyllis Quot you do talk utter nonsense.”
      I think very carefully, before putting finger to keyboard.
      An approach others could adopt.

      • You may have a problem with your intellect then PQ. Please note that I’m not alone in finding your thoughtful comments rubbish and offensive.

        • I can’t see how my comments are rubbish. And being offensive is very much a subjective thing. But I’d welcome positive feedback from you; perhaps you’d point to a posting I’ve made on this thread that a reasonable person would find “offensive”

  7. I can’t get my head around that it would have taken 2 hours for an ambulance to have got to the poor woman! Just what do they consider is an emergency then, if not a woman lying unconscious with bad head wounds, so much so she can’t talk, or recognise her own family?

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