Police investigating assault of pensioner at Westgate warden assisted flats release e-fit of teenager

Police issue an e-fit as part of the investigation

A computer-generated image of a teenager has been issued by officers investigating the assault of a pensioner at warden-assisted flats in Westgate this month.

The incident took place between 5pm and 5.45pm on Tuesday 7 February at flats in Canterbury Road.

The 74-year-old man was assaulted after confronting a group of four young people who were found in the communal area of the residential building.

The suspects then left after they were challenged by a second person.

The victim suffered head and foot injuries and was taken to QEQM Hospital for treatment.

Speaking to The Isle of Thanet News earlier this month, the victim’s furious stepdaughter said: “My stepfather was attacked and knocked unconscious by youths that keep entering the warden assisted flats where he lives with my 87 year old mum.

“He confronted them and was beaten and knocked to the ground.

“He has a bashed up face, broken nose and broken ankle. These youths keep getting in and terrorising the residents and now this.”

The first suspect was described as a slim white boy aged 14 or 15, around 5 ft tall. He had blonde curly hair and wore a black hooded top, dark trousers, and black and white trainers.

The second suspect was believed to be a slim white person in his 20s, and wore a hooded top pulled tight around his face.

The third boy was of mixed ethnicity, around 14 or 15 years old with a stocky build. He wore a light blue hooded top and had short hair, shaved at the sides.

The fourth suspect was a white girl, of similar age with long brown hair.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information, or anyone who recognises the person in the e-fit, to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/23933/23.

Pensioner assaulted by youths at Westgate warden assisted flats


  1. Someone knows who did this. Please do the right thing & let them know. You could be saving a future life & if all goes well you may live long too. He is 74 & cant even do something to deserve what happened. This isnt what being a grass is.

  2. There are children homes in Thanet where the staff let the kids stay out all hours of the night and day just so it makes an easy shift for them. I’m not suggesting that the four in question are from children homes, however it’s no wonder kids get into trouble when they are left to their own devices to get up to mischief. I hope those responsible are caught soon. Someone must know who they are.

  3. There a Bill in Thanet stays out all hours of the night and day. I’m not suggesting that the Bill in question ….

  4. The block where my elderly mother lived, in Cliftonville, had key entry to the perimeter of the block and into the building.

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