Police appeal for V Festival witnesses

ESSEX police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at this year's V Festival.Police are hoping that someone will be able to identify a man who is wanted in connection with an assault with took place at the festival on August 23.

ESSEX police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at this year's V Festival.

Police are hoping that someone will be able to identify a man who is wanted in connection with an assault with took place at the festival on August 23.

The incident is thought to have happened between 4pm and 8pm in the Arena Stage tent, after a 50-year-old man from Chelmsford was punched in the face.

The victim was assaulted after asking a man to stop bothering a group of girls - he was then jumped upon by the attacker after falling to the ground.

The victim is currently recovering from a double fracture of the left leg.

The suspect is thought to be white, of large build, in his 30s, with short brown hair. He was tanned at the time of the incident.

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Investigating Officer DC Jason Goody said: “We've tried to identify this man through our own inquiry but have not been successful.

“We're now hoping, without pinning our hopes, that someone can recognise him and contact us with details and he can be arrested for this awful assault.”

Police are urging anyone with information to contact detectives on 0300 3334444.