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Man Glassed In Loughton Brawl
A man in his 20s is in a serious condition in hospital after he was slashed across the neck with what is thought to be a glass after a fight in Loughton involving around 40 people.
Police were called to reports of a "disturbance" outside Nu Bar on High Road at around 2.20am yesterday (Sunday, 10 April).
Essex Police said: "Early witness accounts claim the victim was assaulted by two men, one believed to be wearing a polo style top and another who was using crutches.
"A BMW car may have also been involved in the incident.
"The victim was taken to a London hospital where he remains in a serious but not life threatening condition.
"A 31-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested at the scene in connection with the incident.
"Anyone with any information is asked to contact Loughton CID on Essex Police 101.
"People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111or via an Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org".
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