Assault Victim Speaks for First Time

21 June 2010, 09:16

A Kent dad who was left blind in one eye after being attacked as he walked home has spoken for the first time about what happened.

Peter Cox, 33, had spent the day playing cricket and was walking home from the Prince of Wales pub in New Romney when he was set upon by a group of young people who kicked and punched him in the head until he was unconscious.

It happened in Fairfield Road at around 10pm on Saturday 29th August 2009 which was the Bank Holiday weekend.

Mr Cox was left with a number of injuries including permanent damage to his eye.

Police arrested five people at the time, but were unable to bring any charges because of a lack of evidence.

It's thought quite a few people were in the area at the time of the attack and may have information that could help police.

Click here to listen to Peter Cox

Detective Inspector Angie Hobbs said: "This was a nasty, unprovoked assault on a local man walking home. Fortunately incidents of this nature are very rare, and I know it caused alarm in New Romney at the time.

"It is important that we bring the offenders to justice and I believe there are people in the town who know who did this. I would urge anyone with information to contact me, or if they wish to remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111" she added.