We are investigating a serious assault which took place in Colchester in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 13 August.
We were called to High Street at about 3.55am with reports of a man who had been assaulted by several men.
During the assault, the victim, a young man, was knocked to the ground and was assaulted again while on the ground.
He sustained injuries to his head. Thankfully, they are not life-threatening, and he remains in hospital for treatment.
No arrests have been made and our enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Sergeant Rick Newton, of Colchester CID, said:
“This incident took place when a number of people were still in the town centre, some of whom we know witnessed it. “We have already spoken to a number of people to obtain their accounts, but we know there are other witnesses who have not yet come forward to speak to us. “We would specifically like to speak to anyone who recorded the incident on their phone but have not yet come forward.”
We would urge anyone with information about the incident to contact us as soon as possible.