Motorcyclists are being urged to be vigilant following an incident in which a man was assaulted and his motorcycle stolen.

It is reported that a motorcyclist was targeted by four men in a black Fiesta who drove into him and forced him to stop before stealing his motorcycle in Dartford Road, Farningham at around 9pm on Saturday, 16 October 2021.

At 9.44pm a further report was received that a Honda Zooma was stolen from outside a caravan in Brands Hatch.

Inspector Simon Whitehead said: ‘We are continuing to investigate both incidents and are appealing for information. We are asking anyone who was in the Dartford Road area at around 9pm on Saturday to review their dashcam footage and contact us if they have anything that may assist detectives.

‘I would also like to urge motorcyclists to be mindful that someone may target them for the bike and to secure their vehicle as best they can when leaving it unattended.

‘Whilst it is unusual for such force to be used to steal a motorcycle as reported in this instance, if you are riding and think someone may be following you, ride to a busy area or a police station before stopping.’

If you have any information contact the west Kent appeals lines on 01622 604100, quoting reference 16-1374. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

By Ed

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