An attempted thief returned a teenage boy his scooter in Gravesend after members of the public challenged him.

The victim was approached by the suspect, a man between aged 16-19, while he walked on Den Holm Road at around 5.30pm last Thursday, April 22.

The suspect then assaulted the boy, causing no serious injury, before taking the scooter.

Members of the public witnessed the incident and challenged the suspect, who then returned the item to the victim.

The suspect is described as being black and was wearing a grey jumper over a white shirt and dark grey trousers at the time.

Officers have carried out numerous enquiries, and reviewed available CCTV, but believe there are witnesses who are yet to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting 46/67227/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form available via this link.