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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in attack near club
7:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A MAN is in a “life-threatening” condition after being assaulted near a popular nightclub in Brentwood town centre.
At about 3.30am on Sunday an incident happened in William Hunter Way opposite Eclipse and next to the car park of Sainsbury’s supermarket which saw a 21-year-old man punched in the face.
The victim, who is from the Brentwood area, fell to the ground and has remained unconscious since then.
He was rushed to Queens Hospital in Romford where he is “fighting for his life”, according to police officers.
A 26-year-old man, also from Brentwood, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until October 25 pending further enquiries by police.
Following the fight, an appeal has been put out by detectives for witnesses to come forward.
A spokesman from Essex Police said: “The victim is currently in a critical, life-threatening condition at Romford’s Queens Hospital with his family and friends by his bedside.
“Detectives want to speak with revellers inside the nightclub who saw a fight break out between two young men as well as those who later moved outside, including those at a nearby taxi rank, who witnessed the assault.”
Speaking during a public meeting held by Brentwood Council’s Night-time Action Group, Insp Paul Wells said officers are working hard on the case. He added: “There was a serious assault on William Hunter Way on Sunday. It was an unpleasant incident and it is being investigated by our CID department.”
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact detectives at Brentwood police station on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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