Police appeal for man to come forward with information after a woman suffered fractures to facial bones in nightclub attack

Kalema is wanted by police in connection with a violent attack on a woman in a nightclub

Kalema is wanted by police in connection with a violent attack on a woman in a nightclub - Credit: Archant

Essex Police want to talk to John Kalema, 26, in relation to an attack on a woman in Elements nightclub.

Lacey Knight suffered serious injuries after being repeatedly punched

Lacey Knight suffered serious injuries after being repeatedly punched - Credit: Archant

Essex Police want to talk to John Kalema, 26, in relation to an attack on a woman in Elements nightclub.

Officers would like to speak to him after 21-year-old Lacey Knight, was punched in the face suffering black eyes and multiple fractures to her cheek bones, nose and jaw in the Station Road club at around 1am on Saturday, December 9.

Lacey will have to revisit hospital in a few weeks to discuss having her jaw rewired following the attack.

She said: “I was out with my friends innocently enjoying a night out when a man approached and made an advance, which I politely declined. He then punched me in the face a number of times, leaving me with multiple fractures in my face.


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“Since the attack I’m suffering from panic attacks, I’m afraid of being on my own and although my face has healed, mentally I have to relive this attack.

“I contacted police because I wouldn’t want anyone suffering the same attack as me. Please call police if you have any information.”

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Anyone with information about the whereabouts of John Kalema or anything that can assist in our investigations is asked to contact Clacton CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/174076/17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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