E-fits released over Maidstone teenager sex attack

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Police want to speak to two men in connection with the sex attack in Maidstone

Police have released e-fits of two men suspected of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old man in Kent.

Kent Police said the incident happened on 15 February in Unicumes Lane, Maidstone, near the railway bridge.

The force has also appealed for two potential witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Officers want to speak to a woman in her 30s who was on the Medway towpath before the attack and a man in his 60s who offered to help the victim.

'Key witnesses'

Det Insp Lee Whitehead, of Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "We are taking the step of releasing these computer generated images of men we wish to question following this reported sexual assault.

"I would ask the public to study the images and contact us if they recognise either of the men. Alternatively, the men may wish to get in touch to rule themselves out of our inquiries.

"This incident happened in broad day light on a lane which is regularly used by dog walkers and people using the bridge to cross the River Medway.

"We are particularly keen to speak to the two key witnesses seen by the victim before and after the assault, as they may hold information important to this investigation."

The two suspect are described as being white, aged in their forties and about six foot tall. Both spoke with foreign accents.

One was of slim build, had short hair and a stubbly beard. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt under a plain white long-sleeved jumper and black sandals.

The other man had short black hair, dressed all in black and was of stocky build.

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