Clacton: Police urge residents to look for air gun in gardens after man, 24, assaulted

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An air gun thought to have been used when a 24-year-old man was assaulted in north-east Essex could be lying in a nearby garden, police have said.

Officers are urging people in Clacton to check their homes in a bid to find the weapon after the victim was assaulted in Alton Park Road in the town on Thursday.

If discovered, the suspected pistol should not be touched but police should be called immediately on 999.

Residents of Ford Road, Alton Park Road, St Osyth Road, Watson Road, Old Road, Priory Road and Leas Road are being encouraged to look in their gardens to see if the weapon has been discarded there.

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

People with any other information about the incident is urged to call Clacton CID on 101.