Distressed barefoot woman pulled by the hair and punched by man in Robertsbridge

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses regarding the welfare of a woman following an assault in Robertsbridge.

Officers said they are concerned for her welfare after the incident happened around 10.30am on Saturday (May 7) in St John’s Road.

Police said a distressed woman was seen running in the middle of the road towards the recycling centre from the direction of a black four-by-four parked on Ibstock Road.

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She was wearing a white top with denim shorts and was running barefoot.


Police said a man exited the vehicle and pulled the woman back to the car by her hair and punched her several times before making off towards the A2100.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody while enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the assault, which could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to police online or call 101 quoting serial number 476 of 07/05.