Racist attack on two Asian men in Tunbridge Wells on New Year's Day

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By kentsussex | Monday, January 07, 2013, 10:19

Kent Police is looking for witnesses after two Asian men were assaulted in Tunbridge Wells in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The two victims, aged 25 and 21 and both from Tunbridge Wells, say they were told to "go back to your country" by a man and a woman as they walked along Camden Road in the town at around 4am. 

The attackers then set upon the pair near the junction with Victoria Road.

The 25-year-old man said he was knocked unconscious with a single punch. The attackers pulled the younger man's jumper up over his face and proceeded to kick and punch him.

The victims suspect there may have been more than just the couple attacking them due to the number of punches and kicks thrown. 

As the older man came round, the pair saw a group of people they believe to be their attackers getting into a blue car and driving away.

They described the man as white, with brown facial hair and wearing a white shirt. The woman was also white but no further details were given.

Kent police officers believe there were witnesses to the assault who were in Camden Road at the time the attack who can help with their ongoing enquiries.

Tunbridge Wells District Commander Chief Inspector Nicola Faulconbridge said: "This was an unprovoked attack. 

"I ask anyone who can help identify the culprits or who has any information about this incident to contact us."

Anyone with any information about the incident can call Kent Police, quoting crime reference YY/105/13. Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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