Man remanded over charge of sexual assault of teenage girl in Dane Park

Police cordoned off an area at the park Photo Ben Cooper

A man has been charged following a reported sexual assault of a teenage girl in Margate.

Kent Police was called at 4.37pm on Wednesday 7 December following a report that the teenager had been sexually assaulted in Dane Park.

Officers attended the scene and a man was arrested in connection with the incident.

Steven Palmer has since been charged with one count of sexual assault by touching and one count of assault.

The 44-year-old, of Sussex Avenue, Margate, appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Friday 9 December and was remanded in custody to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 9 January 2023.

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