ESSEX police officers investigating an assault are looking for a witness.

Officers investigating an assault in Braintree are trying to locate a man who may be a valuable witness.

It was reported to the Police that a teenage girl received injuries to her body, face, and neck following the incident at around 2.20pm on December 29 in Charter Way.

A 15 year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently on bail until January 21.

Officers now want to speak to a man who it’s believed stopped his car to intervene in the incident.

A spokesperson said: "We need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage to contact us.

"If you have any information you can submit a report online at or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

"Please quote the crime reference number 42/302250/21.

"You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."