Can you help detectives investigating an assault in #Braintree?
We were called by ambulance colleagues around 2.20am to a man found injured near to Braintree Town Hall on Fairfield Road.
It was reported that he had been hit over the head by a man carrying a baseball bat.
The victim, in his 40s, was taken to hospital with head injuries, but these are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing at this time.
The suspect is described as being in his early 20s, of a medium build with short dark hair and approximately 5ft 10in tall.
He may have been wearing a white T-shirt and dark jeans.
Detective Sergeant Luke Howard, of Braintree CID, said:
“We are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward. “This is still in the early stages of investigation, so if you don’t recognise the suspect’s description but believe you may have witnessed the incident, please still tell us. “We will continue to investigate all leads to establish the events leading up to this man’s assault. “I also know that several passers-by stopped and stayed with the man after he was injured and I’d like to personally thank them for their help.”
We’d also like to hear from you if you have any CCTV, video or dash-cam footage from the area which may help the investigation.
You can submit a report online or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
You can also call us on 101, quoting incident 178 of today.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.