A man is in a critical condition after being attacked during New Year's Eve celebrations in Colchester.
The unnamed 25-year-old has serious head injuries following an incident at around 2am.
Police were stopped by a passer-by and arrived at the scene to find paramedics treating the victim.
He was taken to Colchester General Hospital before being transferred to Romford's Queens Hospital.
A 21 year-old suspect was detained at a nearby takeaway on suspicion of assault
A Luton man needed 26 stitches in his face after being attacked on Poynters Road in the town. The victim, a 22 year old man, was walking along with his friend were near to the junction with Leagrave High Street, when they were approached by three men on Saturday afternoon.
One of the men pulled out a kitchen knife and cut the victim across the face. He spent the night in hospital being treated for a five inch cut.
A teenage boy suffered a fractured eye socket, fractured cheekbone and a severe laceration to his face in an unprovoked attack at Canvey Island in Essex. At around 1pm on Thursday, the 16 year old was assaulted by two men in Mornington Road, Canvey Island close to Smallgains Park.
The first suspect is described as white, in his 30s, about 5ft 9ins tall, medium build with short black hair and the second suspect is described as a white, in his 30s, 6ft 2ins tall and a muscular build with short black hair.
The family of a five year old girl from Great Notley in Essex who was allegedly attacked by a dog while playing in a friend's garden, has been told no-one will be prosecuted. Abbie Varrow underwent emergency surgery and has been left with scars to her face and nose since the attack.