Colchester: Appeal for information after man is seriously injured in assault

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in an assault in Colchester.

The incident happened in High Street, near The George Hotel, at about 3.30am on Sunday, November 25.

The 18-year-old man, from Colchester, was punched in the face for no apparent reason and fell to the ground unconscious.

He was later taken to hospital and is still in a neurological intensive therapy unit after undergoing surgery for head injuries. His condition today was said to be serious but stable.

Investigating officer DC Tim Harris said: “This young man was enjoying a night out with friends when he became involved in a brief altercation in which he was assaulted by at least one person.

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“A suspect was last seen running off along Maidenburgh Street.

“This was a vicious assault that has left this young man with severe head injuries. His family are extremely distressed and are with him at the hospital.

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“We are urging any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward immediately.”

Anyone who can help should contact DC Harris at Colchester Serious Crime Team on 101.

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