Police today launched a manhunt after a man was attacked with a ‘noxious substance’ in a graveyard in Kent.
The victim was assaulted while going to the St Laurence Graveyard in Ramsgate last night at around 8.20pm.
He was rushed to hospital for treatment to burns to the back of his head; his injuries are not life threatening.
Kent Police are hunting the attacker who fled the scene amid a probe into the assault. District Commander for Thanet, Chief Inspector Ian Swallow said in a statement: ‘We would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything to get in touch.
Witnesses are being sought after a man was assaulted with a noxious substance in the seaside town of Ramsgate, Thanet
At about 8.20pm on Sunday February 11 the victim was walking along Manston Road and a noxious substance was thrown over him as he entered the St Laurence Graveyard
‘Anyone with dashcam or doorbell footage in the area from Margate Road, on to Newington Road and Manston Road, please could you check for anything that may help officers with the investigation.
‘Incidents like these are rare but we do not underestimate the impact it has on a community and as a result an increased police presence will be seen in the area as we continue to carry out 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.