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Pub car park attack caught on CCTV

PUBLISHED November 12, 2012

CCTV captured the alleged assault outside a pub in Medway, Kent, which left a man with broken ribs after having been reversed into by a car.

The assualt happened at about 12.35pm on September 29 outside the Poachers Pocket pub on Walderslade Road in Chatham.

The pub's licensee was outside the pub when a dark grey Peugeot 307 pulled up. The licensee reportedly told the driver that he could not park there and an argument ensued.

It is alleged that the driver of the vehicle tried to hit the licensee, who then grabbed the window of the car to stop it leaving.

The driver managed to move the car to the entrance of the car park, and the CCTV shows the driver reversing into the licensee, knocking him to the ground.

The vehicle left along Walderslade Road in the direction of Wayfields at high speed.

The victim was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital where he was treated for broken ribs.

North Division's Detective Constable, Mark Silk, said: "This is a serious incident where the injuries could have been a great deal worse.

"Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence and we are interested in speaking to a white man in a brown tracksuit who left the vehicle prior to the incident."

Officers have also released a description of the driver. The victim reported that he is black, in his mid 20s, slim build with black short hair and a fine moustache. He was wearing a green checked shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Mark Silk on 101 quoting reference XY/029479/12 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.