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Moles clue to assault on postman
E-fit images of the suspects (from Kent Police)
The robbers struck as the postman delivered parcels
Police investigating an attack on a postman in Kent who had his van stolen have said one of the robbers had three distinctive moles on his face.

The victim was punched in the face and head by two men in Cavendish Street, Herne Bay, on 15 December and left lying injured on the pavement.

His empty Royal Mail van, which contained letters and special delivery packages, was later found abandoned.

Kent Police have released e-fit images of the offenders.

The man with the moles on his face was described as black, about 5ft 6in (1.6m) tall and of stocky build.

MP makes appeal

He was wearing a blue tracksuit with a white flash, and a black baseball cap.

The second suspect was described as white, between 5ft 10in (1.7m) and 6ft (1.8m) tall, and of slim build.

He was wearing a navy baseball cap and dark clothing.

Shortly after the robbery, North Thanet MP Roger Gale appealed to the public and friends and family of the robbers to identify them to police.

"There are people in Kent who can and must help to identify them," he said.

"If they are not caught soon they could strike again."


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