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Witnesses sought after woman assaulted in Chafford Hundred

ESSEX Police are looking to speak to further witnesses after a woman was assaulted and her bag was stolen.

A 20-year-old man was arrested following the incident in Howard Road, Chafford Hundred , shortly before 5am on Tuesday 4 May.

The 24-year-old woman was pushed to the ground and suffered large cuts to head, which required hospital treatment.

Officers carried out a search and arrested a man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and criminal damage.

He has been released on bail until 29 May while we continue our enquiries.

Anyone who was in the Howard Road area at the time and saw what happened or has any dash cam or CCTV footage is asked to contact Grays CID quoting reference 42/82902/21.

You can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Alternatively, you can call 101.


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