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Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of an assault in Basildon.
The victim, a man aged in his 40s, was walking through the alleyway between Great Gregorie and Nethermayne sometime between 9 and 9:30pm on Tuesday August 20 when he was approached by a group of five or six teenagers.
One of the teenagers asked the victim for a cigarette, before the victim was hit over the head. Upon falling to the floor, he was further assaulted by members of the group.
Officers urge anyone with information to call Basildon’s Local Policing Team on 101, quoting the crime reference number 42/140239/19 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can speak to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by submitting an anonymous report on their website.