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Appeal following assault in Lydd


An appeal for information has been issued after a man was assaulted at a music event in Lydd.

It was reported that between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday 28 May 2022, a man in his 20s was assaulted while attending the Dream Valley festival based in Lydd Airport. 

It was alleged that following an altercation with someone in the crowd while dancing in one of the tents, the victim was hit with a metal object, thought to be a gas cannister. He sustained serious facial injuries that required hospital treatment. 

PC Daniel Sains said: ‘Enquiries with the victim, witnesses and event organisers have been ongoing to confirm further details of the assault, and we are now appealing for anyone who attended the festival and saw this assault to come forward.

‘Anyone who might have been filming in the tents around that time and has footage that could assist is also asked to get in touch.’

Witnesses  should call Kent police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/105321/22.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or using the online form on their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.


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