Colchester: Man Attacks Women During Burglary

Essex Police have released an efit of a man who attacked two women when he was caught stealing from a till at a hairdressers in Colchester.

The burglary took place when the intruder entered a flat above The Eden Lounge on Brooke Street through a first-floor window shortly after 4:30am on Tuesday, May 29th.

The man then walked downstairs into the hairdresser salon and was in the process of emptying the shop till when he was disturbed by two women. He then assaulted them, biting one and punching the other in the face, before running off.

Investigating Officer, Dc Emma Lewis-Kennedy, said: "The motive for this break-in was clearly burglary and the man had not thought that he may have been caught in the process of stealing money from the hairdressers. He panicked and hit out at both women, biting one.

"As well as appealing to anyone who may have seen him either entering or leaving the premises on that Tuesday morning, we're asking people to take a good look at the efit and description, and to call us if they recognise the man. He is likely to be the son or partner of someone living in the area."

The offender is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, has short, curly hair and was wearing a blue top over a red top at the time. Officers say he also smelt of alcohol.

Anyone with information in connection with this burglary and assault is urged to contact detectives at Colchester police station on 101.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: James Merritt

1am - 6am

Text 'HEART' to 82122

James Merritt

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: The best feel good music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Here's your chance to find out more about some of the companies currently advertising on Heart 96.1

Follow Heart on Twitter