Man fighting for his life in hospital after Witham assault

A man is fighting for his life in hospital tonight (Monday) after an assault in Witham.

Police were called to an incident on Braintree Road in the town at 5.15pm after they were told that men had left vehicles and were “attacking each other with weapons”.

There they found a man, aged in his 30s, who was taken to hospital in what has been described as a “life-threatening condition”.

Essex Police said in a statement: “Our officers remain at the scene of a serious assault in Witham this evening.

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“We were called to reports of a disturbance on Braintree Road shortly after 5.15pm on Monday 7 June.

“It was reported that a group of men had exited several vehicles and were attacking each other with weapons. One woman was also believed to be involved in the altercation.

“A local man, aged in his 30s, has been taken to hospital with head injuries where he remains in life-threatening condition.

“We believe that a verbal altercation initially began at the Cherry Tree pub on Cressing Road, before all parties left and reconvened on Braintree Road.

“At this time, two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray.

“Local response officers and officers from our Operational Support Group are searching for others believed to be involved in the incident.

“Anyone with information about this incident, or who has any CCTV or dash cam footage, is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 974 of Monday 7 June.

“You can also submit a report on our website.

“If you would like to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Essex Live