Knife man wearing surgical mask knocked unconscious after trying to stab a walker

A masked man was knocked out attempting to stab a man in Clacton early on Saturday morning.

The victim was walking along the Lower Promenade between the pier and neighbouring resort Holland-on-Sea at 6.30am when he was approached by a man wearing a surgical mask.

The suspect lunged at the walker with a knife and was knocked unconscious when the victim defended himself.

Police are now appealing for witnesses who saw the man lying down, or leaving the area with a facial wound.

He is described as being white, aged in his mid-20s, of medium build and was wearing a Puma tracksuit, a black hoodie and Nike trainers.


You may also want to watch:


Anyone with any information should ring Clacton CID and quote crime reference number 42/93813/20.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus