An appeal for information has been issued following the attempted theft of a dog near Canterbury.

Kent Police was contacted on the afternoon of Wednesday 10 March 2021 and it was reported that a man had attempted to rob a victim of his dog in Blean Woods.

The victim reported that he was approached at around 3pm that day by a man holding a stick, who demanded he give him his dog.

The victim kept hold of his pet and the man left the scene.

The suspect is described as in his late twenties to early thirties, around five feet, ten inches tall, white, with short, mousey-brown hair. He was wearing a snood.

Detective Inspector Julien Lawton, of Kent Police’s Criminal Investigation Department, said: ‘An investigation into this offence is ongoing and residents will see officers in the area.

‘We are very keen to hear from anyone who saw this suspect in the area at the time or who has dashcam or domestic CCTV which may assist our enquiries. Anyone with information is urged to call us on 01843 222289, quoting reference 10-0884.’

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or by using the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

By Ed