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Witnesses to brutal assault in men's toilet asked to come forward

PUBLISHED: 12:50 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:52 07 January 2019

The Dorrington pub in Halstead. Picture: GOOGLE

The Dorrington pub in Halstead. Picture: GOOGLE


Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault at an Essex pub that left a man with a broken back.

The assault on the 23-year-old man happened at The Dorrington hotel and bar in Trinity Street, Halstead, on December 27 in the men’s toilet sometime between 9.30pm and 10pm.

The victim was taken to hospital with broken ribs and a broken vertebrae as well as a lip injury for which he will need surgery.

The assault is being treated as an isolated incident.

Enquiries remain ongoing and officers want to speak to anyone who was in the venue and saw what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Chris Rhodes at Braintree CID on 101 quoting reference 42/190070/18.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at

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