Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was headbutted and kneed in the head in a children's play area in Swanley.

Police say the victim was violently assaulted by a male suspect in his 40s who is known to the woman.

With the suspect still outstanding, officers are now urging anyone with information or who may have witnessed the assault to come forward.

The incident took place on Friday, August 20, in the children's play area off Leechroft Avenue in Swanley, north Kent.

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The suspect allegedly followed the woman from Swanley High Street before violently assaulting her in the play area at around 6:50pm.

It is reported the victim was headbutted and then kneed in the head by the man, who is aged in his 40s and was wearing dark clothing.

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Police attended and carried out a search for the man, who remains outstanding.

Anyone who witnessed the assault, or who may have any other information to assist the investigation, is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/153566/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form on their website.