Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Police seek witnesses after man suffers fractured eye socket in assault

11:22 28 August 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault

A 21-year-old man from Braintree fractured an eye socket when he was assaulted in Colchester.

shares

It was Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday morning when at about 1.00am three men their early 20s were assaulted as they walked along Head Street towards Crouch Street and passed two groups of people involved in an argument .

One of the victims sustained a fractured eye socket.

Detectives have arrested an 18-year-old man from Colchester on suspicion of inflicting GBH without intent and being drunk and disorderly. He is currently on police bail pending further enquires until October 12.

Detectives say this was a nasty unprovoked assault and urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident to contact them. Call Dc Duncan Collyer or Ds Dan Jefferies at Colchester CID on 101 or give information anonymously via Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

shares
Mark Bee and his deputy Lisa Chambers at Endeavour House in Ipswich after they saw off last year's challenge to their leadership.

Conservative councillor Mark Bee is to step down as leader of Suffolk County Council after four years in the role.

Voting isn't the only form of political engagement

The ideological machine that is meant to serve us has gone wrong and is tyrannising us, but that doesn’t mean we should boycott the ballot box

Suffolk has an ageing population - but can we cope?

Dramatic increases in the average age of people in Suffolk have been highlighted in a report which reveals that in some areas nearly one in 10 are expected to be aged 85 or over in the next two decades.

Damage to overhead wires between Diss and Stowmarket - photo courtesy of Greater Anglia

Rail users face an afternoon and evening of severe delays on routes between Norwich and London, after high winds caused damage to overhead power lines between Stowmarket and Diss.

There is the potential for sweeping changes at Braintree District Council come election day – though in practice that is unlikely to happen.

Klaudia Sokolowska

Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl in Felixstowe who has gone missing for the third time in three months.

Hunting for eggs

Will you be feeding the newborn lambs at The Museum of East Anglian Life, trying your hand at archery at Ickworth House or hunting eggs at The Middy’s Steam up this weekend?

Princess Anne meets Livability Treetops Service Manager Janet Bilton during her visit to Livability Treetops in Colchester on Tuesday.

The Princess Royal flew in to Colchester today as part of her work supporting a disability charity.

Firefighters were called to the house fire

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Stowmarket this afternoon.

Fears over future of probation service in Suffolk and elsewhere in East Anglia

Criminals jailed for up to a year could be supervised over the phone and use kiosks to report to the probation service electronically once they are released back in the community.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages