DETECTIVES have appealed for information after a man received serious facial injuries in a robbery at Grays.
The 51-year-old victim suffered a broken jaw and broken left eye socket in the attack on Sunday February 17.
The man was walking at London Road, Grays at about 10pm when he was attacked from behind and fell unconscious to the ground. He did not see or hear his attackers and £40 was stolen from his pocket as he lay on the pavement.
Investigating officer DC Rob Brook said: “The man went out to go for a walk and was on his way home when he was attacked. He managed to crawl back home and didn’t think his injuries were that bad. He went to bed but woke up feeling unwell and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He has received treatment for severe facial injuries.
“This man seems to have been the victim of a random attack and we want to hear from anyone walking or driving past and might have seen who was responsible. I am quite sure that the attackers would have been local people.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Brook or colleagues at Grays CID on contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.