Essex police weekly round up


Appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw a man being robbed near a train station.
The 23-year-old victim was in Friars Street, near Shoeburyness train station, at about 6.45pm Monday 4 February, when two men demanded his mobile phone and wallet. One of the men had a knife.

The victim handed over his phone and bank cards. He was punched in the face and managed to get away.

The suspects were described as aged in their 20s. One was white, about 5ft 8ins tall and wore a dark hooded coat. The other was black, about 5ft 4ins tall, and of slim build. He wore dark blue baggy jeans, a hooded top and a hat.

Witnesses and anyone with information about those responsible is asked to call Southend CID quoting reference 42/18963/19 or contact the Crimestoppers charity.

Detectives in Brentwood have released an e-fit following an assault in Pilgrims Hatch.
The victim, a man aged in his 40s, was on Days Lane between 9pm and 11.10pm on Monday, January 28, when he was approached from behind by two men. One of the men hit him with an unknown object, believed to be a cricket bat, causing bruising to the victim’s ribs. He was then kicked and punched, as well as stamped on, during a sustained attack.

Police believe that this was a targeted attack and would like to identify the man in the e-fit above, who we think will be able to assist us with our enquiries. He is described as being white and wore a blue hooded jacket with the hood up and a pair of denim jeans. Anyone with information about this incident, or who can help is asked to call Brentwood CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/15492/19.



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