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Colchester: Man punched unconscious in daylight robbery

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A man was punched unconscious during a robbery in Colchester town centre.

The incident happened in Magdalen Street at about 2pm on Tuesday April 29.

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was struck in the face and fell to the ground unconscious.

When he awoke in hospital he found he had been robbed of a Sony Ericsson mobile phone and a blue and white Timberland hooded top.

Essex Police released details of the crime today.

Anyone with information should contact investigating officer Det Con Chris Leslie at Colchester CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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The A14 Orwell Bridge will remain open today as Storm Doris looks to have passed - but it was a busy night for the emergency services as they dealt with the aftermath.

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