A teenage boy sustained a serious leg injury after he was deliberately rammed by a car in a Gravesend alleyway.

A silver Ford Fiesta mowed the victim down between Wateron Avenue and Mark lane on April 25, according to police. 

In the moments leading up to the assault, the victim is understood to have been socialising with a group of friends on the swings in Waterton Park.

While in the play area they were approached by a teen, known to them, who is said to have made a series of verbal threats.

The victim and his friends walked away and exited the park through the front gate in Waterton Avenue, where they were threatened by two males in a Fiesta.

The car is said to have struck victim while he walked down an alleyway which adjoins Waterton Avenue and Mark Lane.

The vehicle was last seen heading away from the scene, travelling towards Lower Range Road.

Detectives are following several lines of enquiry and would like to hear from anyone who thinks they have information that could be of assistance.

They arrested a 16-year-old boy, who is alleged to have started the initial confrontation, on the same night.

He has been released on bail, pending further enquiries, until Wednesday May 19.

Anyone with information, or privately held CCTV and dash cam footage that was recorded in the area at the time of the incident, is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting 46/69267/21.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form which is available via this link.