We’re investigating a serious assault which led to a man being taken to hospital for treatment.
We were alerted to an incident at the junction of St Osyth Road and Alton Park Road, in Clacton, at about 11.45pm on Saturday 26 November.
We arrived and found a man aged in his 40s had sustained head injuries which required hospital treatment.
Thankfully, his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening or life-changing.
We believe the suspect was male and was wearing black clothing. He left the area away from the town centre, possibly along St Osyth Road.
No arrests have been made and our enquiries are ongoing.
PC Jamie Welsh, who is leading the investigation, said:
“We believe this to be an unprovoked attack on a homeless man which took place in public. “We have taken accounts from a number of people, but we believe there will be other who witnessed the incident or have information on it but who are yet to speak to us. “I would encourage anyone with information to come forward.”
If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.
Please quote crime reference 42/288697/22.
You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.