Hunt for bald BMW driver after violent Clacton hammer attack puts man in hospital

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following an assault in Clacton. Picture: JAMES BA

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following an assault in Clacton. Picture: JAMES BASS - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2008

Police investigating a serious assault on man in Clacton are appealing for information.

Officers were called to Marine Parade East shortly after 1.30am on Saturday, August 19, to reports that a 34-year-old man had been assaulted with a hammer.

The suspect is believed to be a white man in his 30s or 40s, about 6ft 1in, with a bald head and wearing a red top. He left the scene in a silver BMW X5 towards Rosemary Road.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to contact Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.