Detectives in Grays are trying to piece together the circumstances leading up to two men separately reporting that they had been assaulted in Grays in the early hours of sunday, June 20 and are appealing for witnesses.
The first incident was at 3.30am when an ambulance was called to a 26 year old man from Grays who had been found in Clarence Road, Grays with head injuries. He has been taken to hospital with multiple facial fractures and a broken arm. Police are still waiting to talk to him to get his account of what happened.
The second incident was reported to police at 9.30am this morning when a 20 year old man from Grays, attending a health centre, also reported being assaulted. He said that he was in the Crown Road area of Grays when he approached by a group of men around 3.30am who then assaulted him and stole his wallet containing cash and bank cards.
He was taken to Basildon Hospital and is being treated for facial injuries, including a broken nose, and cuts and abrasions.
Ds David Bishop said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the areas in the early hours of this morning and witnessed any fights or has any other information to contact Grays CID. Both men had been out drinking during the evening and we do not know at this stage whether there are any links between the two incidents.” Contact Grays CID on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.