Police hunt park attackers

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Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 16-year-old boy was left with blood pouring from his head after being severely beaten with hammers by a gang of men in Tonbridge Park.

The victim’s mother Nicki Rogers, from Southborough, was so shocked by the state her son Harry Diamond had been left in, that she posted pictures of his facial injuries on Facebook in the hope of finding those responsible.

According to Police, officers were called to the scene at Tonbridge Park just before 7pm on Sunday May 15, after receiving reports of a disturbance involving a large group of people, but could find no one at the scene.

Soon after this, officers were alerted to reports of a teenager receiving hospital treatment, claiming that he had been assaulted in the park that evening.

At the time Detective Chief Inspector Neill Parker said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries including reviewing CCTV, and if you have any information that can help us please get in touch.”

After more than a week no descriptions of the attackers have been released but there have been reports circulating locally that the attackers may have come from Maidstone.

Anyone with information should call West Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference YY/10338/16. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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