Man raped after being dragged into Canterbury park by two men

Kent police encourage witnesses to come forward

Tom Embury-Dennis
Monday 25 December 2017 15:57
Police say the victim was walking alone when he was attacked
Police say the victim was walking alone when he was attacked

Update: Kent police have established the offence did not take place and are no longer seeking witnesses.

The Independent understands the alleged victim has mental health problems and is currently receiving treatment.

Two suspects are being hunted by police after a man was raped in Canterbury city centre.

Kent police said the victim, who is in his 20s, was walking alone on Friday when he was dragged by the arms into a local park by two men.

Officers want to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident or knows the identities of the suspects.

A Kent police spokesperson said: "Officers are keen to speak to anyone with information about the incident or who may know the identity of those involved.

"They are especially keen to speak to a man who was witnessed aiding the victim and taking him back to an address in the North Holmes Road area."

The incident is reported to have happened between Old Ruttington Lane and Falala Way at about 9.30pm on Friday night.

The attackers were described as black, and witnesses were asked to call Kent Police on 101 quoting reference number 22-1399.

Anyone who may have information can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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