Kent man Kevin Friend jailed for attacking almost a dozen people in racist rampage

Kevin Friend has been jailed for two years

Kevin Friend pleaded guilty to affray, two counts of common assault, racially aggravated public order and assault on an officer (pic: Kevin Friend)

Friday, September 29, 2017

A man who went on a rampage racially threatening and assaulting almost a dozen young people in Margate has been jailed for two years.
 
Kevin Friend, 30, previously of Ingoldsby Road in Folkestone, racially abused a security guard at a shop in Margate High Street on June 20, 2017.

The court heard Friend then went on a rampage, shouting racial abuse at a number of people and physically assaulting some of them in All Saints Avenue that same day.

He then visited the address of a previous partner and assaulted her, along with a neighbour, before being arrested by Kent Police officers. Once in custody Friend also assaulted a male police officer.
 
He pleaded guilty to affray, two counts of common assault, racially aggravated public order and assault on an officer and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Wednesday September 27, 2017.

Investigating officer PC Chris Radley said: "This was a particularly nasty incident. Racism should never be tolerated and the fact that he assaulted so many young people proves what a danger he is to our community.

"I would like to thank the witnesses and victims for coming together and assisting us in securing the evidence we needed to see him convicted."