A man asked to borrow a boy's phone to make a call in Gravesend, then attempted to steal it unsuccessfully.

Following a short struggle, he left the scene at the junction of The Grove and Milton Street empty handed at around 11pm on Friday, having threatened to assault the boy when he asked for it back.

The suspect is described as being black, approximately 5ft 11ins tall and in his 20s. He was wearing a navy blue tracksuit at the time.

Investigating officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or any drivers who may have dashcam footage from the area at the time, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gravesend appeal line on 01474 366149 quoting reference 46/29318/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or by using the online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.