Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted dog theft near Canterbury.

At around 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 10th March), a man was walking his dog in Blean Woods when another man holding a stick approached and demanded that he give him his dog. The victim refused and the man left the scene.

The suspect is described as in his late twenties to early thirties, around five feet, ten inches tall, white, with short, mousy-brown hair. He was wearing a snood. 

Police are keen for anyone who saw the suspect in the area at the time or who may have dashcam or CCTV footage which may assist with their investigation to call 01843 222 289 quoting reference 10-0884.