Colchester: Police appeal over ‘bitten’ takeaway delivery man

A TAKEAWAY delivery man was kicked, bitten, punched and stamped-on while working on New Year’s Eve, police have said.

A 42-year-old man from Colchester was subjected to a “nasty assault” by two men while making a delivery to an address in Foresight Road, Colchester.

The attack happened sometime between 7.30pm and 8pm on Friday and left the victim with facial injuries. He was treated at Colchester General Hospital and has now been released.

Essex Police have issued an urgent appeal to track the perpetrators of this crime which happened while many people were getting ready to celebrate the New Year.

The suspects have both been described as white and in their 20s, and they were both wearing dark clothing.

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One of the men is between 5ft 7ins and 6ft tall with a slim build and short dark hair and the other man is described as having a medium build and short brown hair.

DC Brandon Savage, of Colchester CID, said: “This was a particularly nasty assault and I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information.”

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Cllr Tim Young, who is responsible from community safety on Colchester Borough Council, said: “I am very concerned to hear about this incident and it is very rare for an assault like this to occur in the town.

“The council will do all they can to assist the police in their investigation and if there’s any evidence caught on our CCTV cameras then it will be used to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“We want to send a message that this type of behaviour is not welcome in Colchester.

“The use of CCTV throughout the town means that criminals are more likely to be caught.”

Anyone with information about the assault is being urged to contact DC 2919 Savage at Colchester CID on 0300 333 4444.

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