Man charged after incident in Leigh-on-Sea which has left victim in life threatening condition

A man has been charged in connection with an incident in Leigh Broadway on Sunday.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 6pm. The victim, a man aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.

Daniel Ballard, 31, of Lincoln Close, Southend, has been charged with GBH with intent, ABH and common assault.

He is due to appear in Southend Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday November 2.

Detectives are continuing to appeal to witnesses who have not already spoken to police to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, who is leading the investigation, said: “Specifically, we would like to speak to anyone who was either driving a vehicle or in a vehicle in Leigh Broadway at the time.

“We believe the incident spilled from the pavement onto the road, which caused traffic to stop and we would like to speak to those people who were those vehicles.”

A special online portal has also been set up for the public to report information, which is available at

You can also submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 1132 of 31 October.

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

Mick Ferris

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