10-year-old girl taken to hospital with head injuries after bike thrown from height in Margate

The incident is reported to have happened after the bike was thrown from Ethelbert Crescent to Newgate Gap below
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A 10-year-old girl was taken to hospital with injuries including to her head and face after a bike was reportedly thrown from above in Margate close to the beach and cliffs. The incident happened on Saturday evening (June 1) and has led to an appeal for information from police.

The girl was walking on Newgate Gap close to Newgate Lower Promenade and Jubilee Play Park with her dad when the incident happened. She sustained injuries to her head, face, arm, and back.

She was taken to hospital but has since been discharged. The bike is claimed to have been thrown by an unknown person and has been described as green and black in colour.

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A spokesperson for Kent Police outlined: “The 10-year-old was walking along Newgate Gap with her father when the incident happened at around 7.35pm on Saturday, June 1 2024. She suffered injuries to her head, face, arm and back when the child-sized bicycle, which was green and black, was reportedly thrown by an unknown person from Ethelbert Crescent above.”

The spokesperson added: “Officers would like to hear from any witnesses including anyone who may have recorded somebody pushing or riding the bicycle in the Ethelbert Crescent area beforehand.” An appeal for CCTV or dashcam footage has now been issued in the area.

Anybody who may have information linked to the investigation has been urged to call an appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/90127/24. Details can also be shared anonymously through charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or by completing an online form .

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