Man trying to stop Tunbridge Wells town centre domestic assault left needing stitches

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By kentsussex | Monday, January 07, 2013, 15:56

Detectives investigating an assault in Tunbridge Wells that left a man requiring stitches are appealing for witnesses.

At around 01:50am on 16 December, a man intervened in a domestic argument in Grosvenor Road, between a man and a woman, believing that the man was about to assault the woman. 

The man is then reported to have hit the victim, leaving him with facial injuries and a cut to his head.

The suspect is believed to have left the scene in a dark coloured taxi, having put his partner's white scarf around his face before getting in. 

He only travelled a short way down the road before getting out again. Officers are now appealing for any witnesses, and the taxi driver, to come forward.

Detective Constable Craig Malthouse from Kent Police said: "The victim tried to calm the couple down, believing that the woman was about to be assaulted. The victim was then himself assaulted. 

"I'm very keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault, and especially the taxi driver who picked him up, and was probably completely unaware of the assault that had just occurred. 

"The suspect wrapped his partner's scarf around his face, which would have made him look quite distinctive, and I'm hoping this jogs someone's memory and that they get in touch."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Malthouse at Tonbridge police station by calling 101, quoting crime reference YY/23325/12.



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