Detectives are appealing for information after an assault in Maidstone left a man suffering serious injuries.

The victim is reported to have been repeatedly punched and kicked by a number of unknown men, as he attended an organised boxing event at Maidstone Leisure Centre near Mote Park.

The assault took place at around 10pm on Saturday 18 December 2021.

The victim had been attending the event with friends and during a break between bouts they got up from their table to get drinks.

It is believed the victim then spoke briefly to a group on another table and they reacted by repeatedly beating him. The assault is said to have continued as he lay on the floor.

PC Jamie Webb of Maidstone CID said: ‘This appears to be an entirely unprovoked attack on a young man who was simply enjoying an evening out with friends. The victim remains in a London hospital with a serious head injury. ‘We are currently reviewing footage from the event including CCTV. We are also urging witnesses to contact us, as well as anyone else who attended, who may have important photos or videos on their phones.’

A second man was also assaulted during the incident, who has now been discharged from hospital.

If you have information which may assist the investigation contact Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/262871/21.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form.

By Ed

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