Witham: Suspect in custody after man is found unconscious in street (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Witham: Suspect in custody after man is found unconscious in street
9:31am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
A MAN has been arrested after a 58-year-old man was found unconscious in Witham in the early hours of this morning.
Essex Police were contacted just after 1.30am with reports that a man was injured near the junction of Newland Street and Collingwood Road.
The injured man, from Witham, was taken by ambulance to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, with multiple head and chest injuries.
He is said to be in a critical but stable condition.
A 45-year-old man, from Rugby in Warwickshire was arrested.
Detectives are examining CCTV and investigating the circumstances leading up to the assault of the man.
It is believed both parties were inside the Red Lion pub when an altercation occurred.
DCI Simon Werrett of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "There would have been people around who may have witnessed the assault or were drinking in the Red Lion pub.
“We would encourage anyone who can provide any information to contact detectives at Braintree CID on 101."
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