In what looks very much like another random and shocking unprovoked “Hoodie attack on middle-aged adults”, Police are seeking witnesses to apparently unprovoked assaults outside a Margate pub in which two men and a woman were badly injured.
The first victim, a 42-year-old Margate man, had just left the Princess of Wales pub in Tivoli Road when he was attacked by the group of about five or six youths wearing "hoodies".
Moments later the second victim, a 53-year-old Margate woman, walked out of the pub and saw the first victim being assaulted. She went to his aid but was also attacked.
Several other people came out of the pub to assist the two victims and to chase off some of the youths. However, the youths turned on the group and a 43-year-old Ramsgate man, the third victim, was attacked and ended up on the ground.
The first victim suffered a fractured jaw, while the third victim suffered a badly broken jaw that needed surgery. The second victim was punched in face and suffered cuts to her knees.
The incident happened on February 11 about 12.10pm.
Anyone with information about the attack or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Det Con Pip Harvey at Margate Police Station on 07989 992056 (ref 1674/76/77).