Man left with broken leg after vicious assault in South Ockendon

POLICE are investigating the robbery of a man in South Ockendon which has left him in hospital with a broken leg and wrist.

The man in his 40s from the local area was walking in Afton Drive at around 10.30pm on Saturday evening, January 24, when he was approached by two men on a motorbike.

The passenger on the bike got off an attempted to punch the man causing him to fall over. This fall led to his injuries.

The motorbike rider then punched him in the face causing a nose bleed and demanded money. They left with the man’s wallet which contained a very small amount of cash in the direction of Broxburn Drive.

The victim remains in hospital.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Nicola Hadfield at Grays CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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