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Man injured as he tried to stop people breaking into his car in Essex

PUBLISHED: 12:35 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:53 13 October 2018

The incident happened in Maldon Road, Tiptree. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident happened in Maldon Road, Tiptree. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Essex police have appealed for witnesses after a man was injured trying to stop car thieves shortly before midnight on Friday.

They made the appeal after a man was assaulted in Maldon Road, Tiptree, at around 11.40pm on October 12.

Police received reports that a man was injured after disturbing two people whom he suspected of trying to break in to his vehicle.

The man suffered a serious arm injury, and has pain and discomfort to his left side after being struck numerous times with a wooden item by up to four people.

The suspects left the scene in the direction of The Ship pub in what has been described as a dark coloured car.

Anyone who has information, CCTV or dash cam footage is asked to call Colchester CID on 101 quoting incident 1574 of 13/10.

Witnesses can also report information online or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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