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URGENT APPEAL: Pensioner threatened with screwdriver near Maidstone

Wednesday 11th November 2020

A PENSIONER was allegedly threatened by a man with a screwdriver whilst walking over a footbridge near Blue Bell Hill.

The victim, a man in his 60s, was walking with his wife and their dog in Robin Hood Lane when they were approached by a man they did not know.

The victim asked the man to observe social distancing, and it is alleged the suspect pulled a screwdriver from his pocket and threatened him.

The suspect is described as being in his 30s to 40s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build with short black hair and a black and grey beard.

He was wearing a navy-blue coat with a fur trimmed hood.

Police Sergeant Sarah Alvey of the Tonbridge and Malling Community Safety Unit said: “We are making enquiries to locate the person responsible for this distressing incident and are hoping someone recognises the description or saw the suspect in the vicinity.

“He continued walking towards Walderslade and I would also ask motorists who may have been in the area between 1pm and 2pm to check for any dashcam footage that shows a man fitting the description given.”

Anybody with information should contact us on 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/200647/20.

You can also call Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form.