Colchester: Vicious Attack On Student

A young man has been repeatedly kicked in the head as he lay unconscious on the floor in Colchester.

A group of men had initially punched him outside Subway food outlet on Queen Street between 3-3:30am on Saturday, December 21 after the 21-year-old man from north Essex had tried to intervene in a dispute.

However, after falling to the floor the group then continued with their attack despite him being knocked out.

Investigating Officer, Dc Seff Manesh, said: "This young man had been out with his friends after returning home from university for the Christmas holiday.

"We are aware of a disturbance involving a large number of young men and are examining CCTV to establish what happened and who was involved.

"This student has sustained some very nasty-looking injuries which will affect him for the foreseeable future.

"We're looking to speak with those bystanders who saw what happened and what started the melee".

The half a dozen or so attackers are described as black and in their late teens and early 20s.

The victim had been taken to Colchester General Hospital by paramedics at the time, with police only contacted on Saturday afternoon.

At hospital, he was given initial treatment for a series of facial fractures and will be seeing a specialist surgeon later this week in the county.

Anyone with information in connection with this assault is urged to contact detectives at Colchester police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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