Man charged following assault which left victim in hospital for 5 months

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A man from West Bergholt has been charged with an assault that left a man in his 40s in critical condition - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A man has been charged after an assault that left another man in hospital for five months. 

The attack took place in St Botolph's Street in Colchester, shortly before 4.20am on Saturday August 28, 2021. 

Officers from Essex Police found the victim near the junction with Queen Street, and he was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. 

The man, who is in his 40s, is no longer in a life-threatening condition but still remains in hospital. 

Jacob Wilson, 21, of Erle Havard Road, West Bergholt, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent. 

He has been bailed to attend Colchester Magistrates Court on February 8. 

Three other people who were arrested in connection with the incident will face no further action.