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Lexus stolen from driver at Gravesend traffic lights

PUBLISHED: 16:16 23 October 2012

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of Lexus stolen in Gravesend on Sunday (21).

Officers were called at about 5.45pm to Valley Drive after the car was reported to have been stolen.

The owner of the vehicle had stopped at the traffic lights when he was approached by two men.

He says he was struck in the face with a heavy object before the two men made off in the car.

The victim was taken to Darent Valley Hospital where he was treated for facial injuries.

Later that evening, at about 7.15pm, the stolen Lexus was seen by an unmarked police patrol on the High Street in Northfleet.

In an attempt to get away, the driver of the stolen vehicle began reversing at speed before colliding with a grey Nissan Pixo and then the police vehicle.

The driver of the Pixo and her passenger suffered whiplash injuries and were taken to hospital.

The suspects managed to get away on foot and police have now released descriptions of the two men.

The first man is described as white, approximately 25 years old, of medium build with short black hair, and was wearing a dark blue jacket.

The second man was white, also approximately 25 years old, of medium build with brown cropped hair and was wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 101 quoting XY/031953/12. Alternatively, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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