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Harlow man arrested after “brutal attack” outside chinese restaurant

Crime / Tue 10th Dec 2013 at 04:48pm

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an attack in which left a man with life-changing injuries.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, had been having a Christmas meal with work colleagues at the Joy Fook Chinese restaurant, in Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch.

The man, who is from Hertfordshire, was standing outside the restaurant at about 12.05am on Sunday, December 8 when he was assaulted.

A 25-year-old man from Harlow was subsequently arrested in connection with the incident and bailed until March 3, 2014, pending further enquiries.

Investigating officer, Dc Stephen Baker, said: “The victim has suffered appalling injuries as a result of this attack, which left his jaw in fragments. He will now have to have plates fitted to his jaw and the affects really will be life-changing.

“I’m aware that people often travel to the Joy Fook restaurant from long distances, so I really need to speak to anyone who went there that night and hasn’t yet spoken to police.

“I would also like to hear from any passers-by who may have witnessed what happened.”

There were various Christmas work meals going on at the restaurant that night from many places, including the Thurrock and Cheshunt areas, and these are the people who police need to speak with.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Baker, or his colleagues at Loughton CID, on 101.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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