Man suffers fractured vertebrae in assault at Buckhurst Hill nature reserve

Police are investigating an assault in Buckhurst Hill which has left a man with a fractured vertebrae.

A member of the public found the victim, who’s in his 40s, injured at around 9.30pm on Thursday August 4 at the Linders Field Nature Reserve.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment on a fractured vertebrae and cuts and bruising to his forehead.

At this stage police do not have a description of the man’s attackers and need anyone who saw anyone in or leaving the area at around that time to contact them.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can submit a report on the police website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit to find out more about website reporting services. Alternatively you can call 101.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/206010/22.

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


Mick Ferris

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