POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Grays.
At around 1.35pm on Saturday February 2, 2013 in Grays Town Centre, at the junction of Clarence Road and Derby Street Bridge, a 60-year-old man became involved in an altercation with a young woman and whilst distracted by her, he was punched numerous times to the head by a man, causing the victim to fall to the floor unconscious causing him to have a seizure and a cut to his head.
The attacker is described as a white man in his early 20s, approximately 6ft tall, short dark hair, slim to medium build, with a tattoo on his neck, wearing a grey coloured tracksuit.
It is believed the attacker was in company with two white women. Both women were approximately 5ft 7ins tall and both wearing dark clothing. One woman was older and of large build, the other younger and of slim build.
Investigating officer, Pc Hazel O’Brien said: “This was a cowardly and unprovoked attack. We have carried out numerous enquiries but we still need to speak to anyone who was in the area at this busy time of the day.
“The victim has since found out that he has a cracked skull, is suffering a loss of feeling down one side of his body, slurred speech and is constantly fatigued. We are keen to speak with anyone who has information or saw anything that day to come forward and speak to us”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Hazel O’Brien on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.