Search

Witnesses to Brentwood attack which left man with shattered jaw urged to come forward

PUBLISHED: 16:40 08 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:32 09 January 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to the December incident [Picture: PA]

Police are appealing for witnesses to the December incident [Picture: PA]

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Residents who witnessed a Brentwood assault which left a man with serious injuries are being urged to come forward.

Essex Police are renewing their appeal for information about the incident, which occurred just after midnight outside the Joy Fook Chinese restaurant, of Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, on December 8.

The 28-year-old victim, from Hertfordshire, suffered a shattered jaw when he was attacked. He has had a plate inserted since but faces further operations.

Investigating officer Det Con Stephen Baker said the next few years appear “pretty bleak” for the man.

He added: “The victim is still not able to eat solids and has lost an incredible amount of weight because he cannot eat properly.

“He has to have a further eight teeth removed and fake ones screwed in and has been told that he will suffer discomfort for the rest of his life and possibly suffer from arthritis in his jaw when he is older.

“I really need to speak to anyone who may have witnessed what happened that night, as it really has changed this man’s life.”

A 25-year-old man from Harlow has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed until March 3, pending further enquiries.

Among the witnesses police are looking to speak to are those who were having work Christmas meals at the restaurant on the night of the assault.

Anyone with information should call Loughton CID on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Havering has been labelled as the worst area in England for seeing GPs with almost 50per cent of practices considered below average.

Yesterday, 14:45

A talented young performer has made it all the way to the grand finals of a singing competition after taking the stage of a sold-out theatre in Leicester Square by storm.

Yesterday, 14:13

There are calls for the Mayor of London to adopt Havering’s pioneering approach to reducing crime around nightclubs and bars across the capital.

Yesterday, 10:09

A woman who was prevented from enjoying sports at school due to an accident, is holding a fun charity night to raise cash for a disabled children’s charity.

Yesterday, 07:00

Campaign groups are fighting against an “inappropriate” proposal which they say could lead to the demise of buskers and target the vulnerable.

Wed, 18:02

Mother’s Day is meant to be a celebratory occasion for the matriarchs in our families but it can be a sad day for those living on their own away from their families.

Wed, 17:00

A charity is appealing for Easter egg donations to bring a little cheer to children in need this spring.

Wed, 16:39

With a revamp, refreshing drinks and a tasty menu, the Liberty Bell has blossomed into a prime eatery, says reporter Ellena Cruse.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now