Snowballs Lead to Broken Jaw

DETECTIVES are seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred at Derwent Parade, South Ockendon between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday, January 9, 2010 which left a 45-year-old local man with a broken jaw.

The incident started when a group of youths threw snowballs at the victim but escalated into something more serious. One of the youths involved was aged 17 – 18 years, 6′, with blond, scruffy hair and was wearing a padded jacket.

DC Karen Berry said, “The parade was busy at the time and I am certain that there were people who witnessed the events. What may have appeared to be a fairly innocent case of snowballing has left a man with serious injuries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that can identify those responsible is asked to contact police at South Ockendon on 0300 333 4444 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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