Investigation launched in Basildon after assault victim left in critical condition

An attempted murder investigation has been launched, following a serious assault in Basildon.

Police were called to a location outside Vange Riverview Centre shortly before 6pm on Saturday May 4 following reports that a man had been seriously assaulted.

The victim was taken to hospital with a head injury, where he remains in a critical condition.

On Tuesday May 8, officers arrested a 42-year-old man from Basildon on suspicion of attempted murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe said “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything in the area on Saturday evening to contact us.””

If you can provide any information which could assist the investigation, you can let police know by submitting a report on their website: or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Quote incident number 970 of May 4.

To make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.