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

16:40 08 January 2014

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

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

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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.


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