Man arrested in connection with corrosive liquid attack in Ramsgate

Police at the scene Photo Tyrone Keen

A man has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation after a noxious substance was thrown at a man in Ramsgate.

Around 8.20pm on Sunday 11 February, the victim had an unidentified corrosive liquid thrown at him after he entered St Laurence Graveyard, off Manston Road.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for burns and he has since been discharged.

As part of the ongoing investigation into the incident, a 22-year-old man from Ramsgate was arrested on suspicion of assault on Tuesday 20 February and he has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives continue to urge anyone with any information who has yet to come forward to get in touch.

They remain very keen to speak to a man who is believed to have walked out of the churchyard around 9pm.

The man is described as white, in his mid to late 20s, with short dark hair and glasses and wearing blue jeans, a black coat with a hood and black headphones.

He is not being treated as a suspect, but officers think he could have witnessed something significant and might have information to help enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/23590/24. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or use the online form.

Man suffers burns after noxious substance thrown at him in St Laurence Churchyard


  1. if you actually read the article it says he knows something significant about the attack but did not carry it out, probably why he was bailed

  2. Stiffer sentences for these people and all the anti social behaviourists.Rid them from Ramsgate.The place is turning into a run down, grafitti ridden crime capital of the South East.

  3. That’s over stated dave, crime capital of the Southeast, that’s surely medway, closely followed by margate and Cliftonville. I agree with the punishment being stiffer, cut there hands off.

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