Pensioner Attacked In Gillingham

Officers in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses and information after an elderly woman was assaulted in the town.

The incident happened at around 3pm on Monday 2nd July while the 70-year-old victim, from the Gillingham area, walked along High Street.

She was approached by a group of teenagers who were verbally abusive to her, with one then spitting in her face.

Police Constable Mike Henstridge, of Gillinghampolice, said: “This is a particularly nasty attack which has understandably left an elderly woman scared to go back to the town centre.

“The victim is unsure as to how many people were part of the group that approached her, but she has given us brief descriptions of the two main offenders.

“We have no doubt that there will be witnesses to this callous attack as it occurred during a busy period on High Street.

“We would urge anyone with any information to comeforward in confidence.”

The victim has described one of the offenders as a whiteboy, aged around 16, and wearing a dark coat with the hood up covering his face.

The second main offender is described as a white girl, agedaround 14 with dark hair, and wearing light coloured trousers and glasses.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 02:336. 

Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.