Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Police investigation after serious assault near hotel in West Thurrock

ESSEX Police is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed a serious assault in West Thurrock earlier this month to contact them and assist with enquiries.

A spokesperson said: “We were called to Weston Avenue in West Thurrock, outside the Ibis Hotel on 16 December following reports of a man being seriously assaulted.

The victim was involved in a verbal altercation with a man before he was assaulted. He was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm. He has since been released with bail conditions whilst enquiries continue.

At the time of the assault, the hotel and the street were busy and we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or have any further information to contact us.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

“Please quote incident 42/300468/22 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible”.

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