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Man attacked with noxious substance in St Laurence Graveyard, Ramsgate

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man was attacked with a noxious substance in a graveyard – leaving him in hospital with burns.

The victim was walking along Manston Road, Ramsgate, at about 8.20pm last night and had the substance thrown at him as he entered the St Laurence Graveyard.

St Laurence Graveyard in Ramsgate as seen from Manston RoadSt Laurence Graveyard in Ramsgate as seen from Manston Road
St Laurence Graveyard in Ramsgate as seen from Manston Road

Police would not confirm whether they are treating the incident as an acid attack.

The man remains in a nearby hospital for treatment to burns to the back of his head. His injuries are described as non-life threatening.

No arrests have been made yet but an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

District Commander for Thanet, Chief Inspector Ian Swallow said: “We would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything to get in touch.

“Anyone with dashcam or doorbell footage in the area from Margate Road, on to Newington Road and Manston Road, please could you check for anything that may help officers with the investigation.

“Incidents like these are rare but we do not underestimate the impact it has on a community and as a result an increased police presence will be seen in the area as we continue to carry out enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/23590/24.

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