Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of an assault by three men in Edenbridge.

At around 11.00am on Thursday 16 December 2021, patrols were called to an allegation that a man who was in the High Street was assaulted and had a noxious substance sprayed towards him.

The victim, aged in his 40s, is not believed to have suffered any serious injury.

Later the same day, three men were arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, or anyone with private CCTV or dashcam footage that may assist the investigation, to come forward.

Anybody with information should call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/258556/21. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or by using the anonymous form on their website.

Investigators later charged a 23-year-old man, a 19-year-old and an18-year-old man with attempted wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and two counts of threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place, namely a knife and a noxious substance.

The 23-year-old and the man aged 19 appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 18 December where they were remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 17 January 2022. The 18-year-old was conditionally bailed by Medway Magistrates’ Court to appear at the same hearing.

By Ed

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