Monday, July 24, 2006

Arrests Over Canterbury Road Sex Assault

From Kent Online today, news that detectives investigating a serious sexual assault on a young woman have arrested four men.

Police officers were called at around 3.20am on Sunday to an address in the Canterbury Road, between Margate and Westgate, after a 20-year-old woman reported she had been attacked.

Inquiries have led to the arrest of four men aged 18, 22, 30 and 36. They are now in custody and are being questioned.

The woman who reported the assault is being supported by specially trained police officers and is assisting detectives with the investigation.

Det Chief Insp Lee Russell said: "Enquiries are continuing locally. We have additional police in the area where the attack took place supporting the neighbourhood officer and police community support officers.

"They are talking to people and are there to help anyone who has any concerns about what has happened."

Anyone who has any information about the assault is asked to contact officers Kent Police on 01843 222195. Alternatively contact Kent CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.

Ed: I'll be interested to hear more about this story. Is it my imagination or are we seeing a steady rise in some of the nastier crimes taking place around Thanet?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw a PC guarding the Nayland Rock Hotel "skip" area from when I drove by on Sunday morning until quite a lot later.
Blue tape cordoned off the area, there were quite a few men of African ethnicity milling about there, but that's common there anyway.
I wondered what had happened, maybe this was the scene of the crime you mention?