Two men are assaulted in Clacton attack

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Police received more New Year's Eve 999 calls than last year, with demand 50% above average Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

An attacker has struck one man with a hammer and punched another in the face in Clacton.

He forced his way into an address in Old Road at about 3pm on Sunday, December 23, and struck the two men in what is believed to have been a targeted attack.

He punched a 39-year-old man in the face and hit a 34-year-old man with a hammer, but they are not seriously injured.

The suspect was described as white and wore black jeans and a black top. He is believed to have got into a black vehicle near the Shell petrol station in Old Road.

Witnesses and anyone with information are asked to call Clacton CID on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/188145/18.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

You can also report online at www.essex.police.uk/do-it-online