DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Grays which has left a man with serious head injuries.
Police were called to the High Street, near the Paddy Power bookmakers, just before midnight last night (Wednesday, December 23) following reports that a man had been assaulted and was laying on the pavement. The man, who is in his 40s, was taken to Queens Hospital in London where he remains.
Enquiries are continuing today but police would like to trace three white men, aged in their mid-20s, who made off from the scene heading along Morrisons Way.
A police cordon is in place in Grays High Street.
Anybody with any information about the incident is asked to contact Grays CID on Essex Police 101.
People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org