Brutal attack in Colchester town centre leaves man with broken jaw

The assault happened in Colchester

The assault happened in Colchester

A man was brutally attacked in Colchester town centre today, leaving him with a broken jaw.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking down the High Street with a friend at around 1.15am today (Sunday, August 27) when they passed two men.

They engaged in conversation with the men before one of them punched the victim a number of times in the face.

The victim has suffered serious facial injuries including a broken jaw and was taken to hospital for treatment.

This part of town is likely to have been very busy at this time of night and officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident.

• Anyone with any information is asked to contact Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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