Man racially abused and hit over the head in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 13:05 26 August 2014 | UPDATED: 17:55 26 August 2014

Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a Sri Lankan man was racially abused and hit over the head.

Just before 10pm on August 24 the victim was approached as he was loading items into the boot of his car in Taunton Vale.

The offender racially abused him, hit him over the head with what is believed to be a wooden pole and then walked off towards a nearby construction site.

The victim was taken to hospital with a head wound that required stitches.

The attacker is described as a white man in his mid 20s or early 30s, of large and muscular build and around 6 ft tall.

He wore a brown or orange balaclava, a white T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, believed to be grey.

DC James Greenidge of Kent Police, said: ‘This was a disgraceful assault by a complete stranger on a man who was minding his own business.”

Anyone with information can call 01474 366093, quoting crime reference XY/030216/14 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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