Man slashed in the face in Clacton

11 February 2019, 08:04 | Updated: 11 February 2019, 08:06

Essex Police car

A man has been slashed in the face in Clacton.

The 34 year old was involved in an argument with two men in the toilets at Bentley’s Bar in Marine Parade East at around 1am yesterday (Sunday).

One of the men hit the victim in the face with a belt, causing a large slash wound, which will require surgery.

Police carried out a search of the area and enquiries are ongoing to locate the suspects, who were described as white and aged in their 20s.

One had very short hair and wore blue jeans and a grey tracksuit top. The other had slicked dark hair and wore a navy trench coat, a scarf and trousers.

Anyone who was at the hotel at the time and has not yet spoken to police, or anyone who was in the area and saw two men matching these descriptions, is asked to call Clacton CID on 101 quoting reference 42/21911/19.

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