Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Clacton: Man has face slashed with knife after refusing to hand over money and phone

19:21 13 July 2014

Archant © 2008

A man had his face slashed with a knife in an alleyway after refusing to hand over his money and phone.

shares

The incident happened at around 10am today in Clacton.

The victim, a man in his 40s and from Clacton, was walking in the alleyway between Magdalen Road and Lodge Close.

He was approached by two men who demanded he hand over his cash and phone. He refused and they slashed his face with a knife.

He was taken to a Colchester Hospital by ambulance, where he is receiving treatment for a facial injury.

Investigating officer Dc Phil Terry said: “This was a nasty assault. The victim did not have any property taken from him, but has had to go to hospital for treatment.

“We are not sure which way the suspects went after they assaulted the victim. I would urge anyone that has any information to contact Essex Police.”

The suspects are described as two men, one white and one black.

The white man was riding a mountain bike and the other man was wearing grey shorts, an off-white T-shirt with Nike on the front and was aged between 35-40.

Anyone that can help with any information about the assault, or if anybody saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area is asked to contact Dc Phil Terry on Essex Police 101.

People can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

High water at Felixstowe Ferry. Archive image. Photo: Stephen Squirrell/citizenside.com

Flood alerts are in place tonight along the Essex and Suffolk coastline.

The BP garage on the A134 in Sudbury has been ram raided in the early hours. Reports suggest the ATM has been removed.

A cash machine has been stolen in a ram raid at a petrol station in Sudbury in the early hours of this morning.

An artist's impression of the street scene at Wolsey Grange.

A rejected bid to create almost 500 homes on land near Ipswich is to be reconsidered – following allegations a district councillor was handed a note during the original hearing.


A trolley bus at the junction of Duke Street (right) and Fore Hamlet (behind the bus) in April 1963. (Photo by Alan Valentine).

It is more than 50 years since the last trolley bus service ran on the streets of Ipswich, writes David Kindred.

The Beehive pub in Horringer.

Campaigners in west Suffolk are hoping to raise £200,000 to save their local pub.

The Cherry Tree Inn, in Blackenheath, Colchester, was given a 'one' rating on 6 November 2015

Food safety officers have urged the owners of 28 catering businesses in Colchester to improve their hygiene standards following the most recent round of inspections.

Essex MP Simon Burns with US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton

It only seems like yesterday that President Obama was seeking re-election for a second term in office and yet four years on the United States is embroiled in yet another Presidential election to find his successor in the Oval Office.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24