Police probe attack outside nightclub

A MAN suffered a fractured skull after he was attacked outside a nightclub.Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened in the car park of Dukes nightclub, Chelmsford, at 2.

By Juliette Maxam

A MAN suffered a fractured skull after he was attacked outside a nightclub.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened in the car park of Dukes nightclub, Chelmsford, at 2.30am on Saturday.

A 25-year-old man from Witham was punched and kicked by two men who ran off towards the railway station leaving their victim semi-conscious in the street.


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He was taken to Broomfield hospital, Chelmsford, and later transferred to Oldchurch hospital, Romford, where his condition was last night described as “serious but stable”.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Gary Robinson, of Chelmsford police, said: “We are looking to speak with two particular groups of people.

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“These three men, the victim and his assailants, had been ejected from Dukes moments before the attack, therefore we would like to speak with those individuals who were inside Dukes and saw three men having an argument.

“Secondly, any late night revellers who were returning home or making their way past the nightclub to get some food may have seen the actual assault. We'd also like to speak to them.”

Both attackers were white and aged in their 20s. The first had short dark-coloured hair and was of average build. He was wearing a black heavily patterned dark shirt, pale blue jeans and beige boots. The other man was 6ft, with short light brown hair. He wore light-coloured open-necked shirt.

Detectives are currently examined CCTV footage in a bid to identify them.

Anyone with information should contact Chelmsford police on 01245 491212.

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