A teenage boy who was punched and kicked as he walked home from school, was picked on because of how he was dressed, police believe.
The 16-year-old, who described himself as a Goth, claimed he was attacked by three men in Windmill Road, Whitstable.
The men came up behind him after he passed by them and assaulted him, before he managed to escape. Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which was on Thursday, March 6, at about 4.30pm.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Constable John Tharp on 01227 744786.
Was teenager attacked for being a 'goth'?
Was teenager attacked for being a 'goth'?POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was punched and kicked as he walked home from school.
The incident happened last Thursday at about 4.30pm in Windmill Road, Whitstable.
The boy remembers passing three men who then turned, came up behind him and started shouting. They then assaulted him and pulled him over until he managed to get away and run home.
The men are described as aged 20 to 23, wearing tracksuits, sports shoes and caps.
The boy describes himself as a Goth and it is believed this may have been why the men picked on him.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is urged to contact DC John Tharp on 01227 744786 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.