Saturday, July 13, 2024

Man wanted over series of assaults

DETECTIVES have appealed for information to find a man wanted in connection with a series of assaults in south Essex.

They want to trace James Gray, 22, from Tilbury who has failed to answer police bail, failed to appear in court and is also wanted for a serious assault.

Gray, whose last known address was in Tilbury, is 5ft 9in tall, of stocky build and has short brown straight hair.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a security guard was assaulted at Chicago’s nightspot at Festival Leisure Park, Basildon on Christmas Eve last year. He later failed to answer bail.

Gray is also wanted after failing to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on March 15 this year after being charged with grievous bodily harm at Stanford Le Hope on January 8, 2011.

He is further wanted in connection with an assault at East Tilbury on June 17 2012 in which a woman was kicked and punched in the head and face.

Anyone who can help with enquiries should contact Dc Chris Martin at Grays Serious Crime Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


  1. Were all these charges made in his absence?

    He gets arrested in Jan 2011 and the court case was over a year later (this in itself is pathetic) to which he failed to attend, he then gets a further arrest for suspicion of GBH in December 2011 and gets further bail and then commits a brutal attack on a female.

    This is where the courts have got to start looking at past crimes and refusing bail conditions, also why did the first case take over 14 months to come to trial, is this down to lazy investigations by the police, lazy administration at the courts or was it a convoluted case that genuinely took this amount of time, either way due to the time delay in processing this individual it has now escalated to a two further victims.


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