A Braintree man was attacked in the town centre by eight men.

Braintree reveller wants his eight attackers brought to justice

The victim's bloodied clothes.

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A Braintree reveller wants his attackers brought to justice after he was kicked, punched and beaten with a belt by a group of eight men in the street.

The beating only stopped when a coach pulled up and could not pass because the 21-year-old was lying in Rayne Road between Barclays and Parc charity shop covered in blood.

Horrified passengers got off and one of the women called an ambulance and tried to make the former Alec Hunter Humanities College pupil comfortable.

The victim, who lives in Braintree, had enjoyed a night out with his friend before the unprovoked attack.

He was taken to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, where he was given a CT scan.

He said: “One of them pulled his belt off with a metal buckle and whacked it round my head.
“Then I was on the floor and all of them were kicking me."
 

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2:05pm Fri 27 Dec 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

This is all very mysterious………

First we had a report on 21st December about a 21 year old man wandering around in a bloodied state in Bank Street after having supposedly been attacked in the early hours of the morning by six men, during which he received ‘severe facial injuries’. So ‘severe’ in fact that it seems he was sent home from Broomfield Hospital to hopefully sober up sufficiently to be able talk to the police later that day.

Now on the 27th December we have a report which uncannily refers to a 21 year old man having been attacked ‘after a night out’ by eight men just around the corner in Rayne Road, before being conveyed to Broomfield Hospital. The accompanying photograph appears to show some facial injuries, although it requires a considerable degree of imagination to believe that they were in any way particularly ‘severe’.

In their inimitable tantalizing style the Newsquest reporters once again give us certain useless clues; whilst withholding others that might so easily help build a clearer picture of events.

The natural question that emerges is that of whether the ‘victim’ in both reports is indeed one and the same person. There is nothing given away in the reports that enable us to positively ascertain that is or is not the case.

Yes, we are told that the subject of the later report is an ‘old boy’ of the Alec Hunter Humanities College, but for the life of me I can’t work out what the significance of that might be.

Meanwhile we are not told the precise dates of the occurrences and are left wondering whether a gang of six were up to no good on the first occasion followed by a gang of eight on the second - or is this all about just one specific assault, the details of which have simply become befuddled by alcohol induced memory problems?

Personally I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the assailants were pyjama clad long suffering residents of nearby Bank Street and Rayne Road properties who had just about had a gutful of being tormented by so called ‘revellers' going about their brainless activities in their locality throughout the night and early hours of the morning.

Reveller: ‘A person who is celebrating with other people in usually a wild and noisy way’.

What, if any CCTV evidence is there from the camera strategically placed on the corner of Rayne Road and Bocking End?
This is all very mysterious……… First we had a report on 21st December about a 21 year old man wandering around in a bloodied state in Bank Street after having supposedly been attacked in the early hours of the morning by six men, during which he received ‘severe facial injuries’. So ‘severe’ in fact that it seems he was sent home from Broomfield Hospital to hopefully sober up sufficiently to be able talk to the police later that day. Now on the 27th December we have a report which uncannily refers to a 21 year old man having been attacked ‘after a night out’ by eight men just around the corner in Rayne Road, before being conveyed to Broomfield Hospital. The accompanying photograph appears to show some facial injuries, although it requires a considerable degree of imagination to believe that they were in any way particularly ‘severe’. In their inimitable tantalizing style the Newsquest reporters once again give us certain useless clues; whilst withholding others that might so easily help build a clearer picture of events. The natural question that emerges is that of whether the ‘victim’ in both reports is indeed one and the same person. There is nothing given away in the reports that enable us to positively ascertain that is or is not the case. Yes, we are told that the subject of the later report is an ‘old boy’ of the Alec Hunter Humanities College, but for the life of me I can’t work out what the significance of that might be. Meanwhile we are not told the precise dates of the occurrences and are left wondering whether a gang of six were up to no good on the first occasion followed by a gang of eight on the second - or is this all about just one specific assault, the details of which have simply become befuddled by alcohol induced memory problems? Personally I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the assailants were pyjama clad long suffering residents of nearby Bank Street and Rayne Road properties who had just about had a gutful of being tormented by so called ‘revellers' going about their brainless activities in their locality throughout the night and early hours of the morning. Reveller: ‘A person who is celebrating with other people in usually a wild and noisy way’. What, if any CCTV evidence is there from the camera strategically placed on the corner of Rayne Road and Bocking End? OMPITA [Intl]
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3:51pm Fri 27 Dec 13

pierre-pierre says...

the article in the rag states Saturday 2 am which could be the 21st, and that they have CCTV of the area
the article in the rag states Saturday 2 am which could be the 21st, and that they have CCTV of the area pierre-pierre
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