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CCTV released after man punched in head in Essex

The victim was punched in the head and knocked unconscious. Credit: Essex Police

Police have a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a man was punched in the head and knocked unconscious in Essex.

The assault happened at Queen Street, Colchester, at around 1am on 16 October.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment.

The man pictured in the CCTV image is described as white, around 20 years-old, slim, with wavy brown hair.

He was wearing a black shirt, black jeans and tan coloured shoes.


Man being held in custody at Colchester hospital escapes in bed gown

22-year-old Jordan Georgiou Credit: Essex Police

A 22-year-old man has escaped police custody while being treated for injuries at Colchester General Hospital.

Jordan Georgiou from Clacton fled from the hospital on Friday afternoon dressed in a hospital gown.

Mr Georgiou was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assaulting a police constable and breach of a court order.

An 18-year-old man and two women aged 19 and 21, all from Clacton, have been arrested for assisting an offender and remain in custody.

Anyone with information on Mr Georgiou's whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.


Appeal to find next of kin of 78-year-old man killed in house fire

Fred Payne died in a house fire in Colchester. Credit: Essex Police

Murder detectives are appealing to find the next of kin of a 78-year-old man who died in a house fire in Colchester.

Fred Payne was killed in a suspected arson attack in Rochdale Way in September.

A woman has been charged on suspicion of murder.

Police have released a photograph of two girls - which was hanging on the wall of his home - in the hope of tracing his family.

"We have made exhaustive attempts to try and find Mr Payne’s next of kin but we have been unable to trace any of his relatives so far.

"We are releasing two photos. One of Mr Payne that was taken several years ago, as well as one of two girls that was hanging on the wall of his home. He may have been related to the girls.

"We don’t know when the photograph was taken but I would urge anybody who recognises the photo to get in touch with a member of my team.”

– DCI Stephen Jennings, Essex Police

Baby's death in dog attack not being treated as criminal

Archie and Daniel-Jay were attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog. Credit: Essex Police

The death of a four-month-old baby who was mauled by his aunt's dog in Essex is not being treated as a criminal investigation.

Archie Joe Darby died after being bitten by the pet at their aunt's house in Colchester last Friday (14 October).

His 22-month-old brother, Daniel-Jay, was seriously hurt. The boys' mother suffered minor injuries.

The dog - a Staffordshire bull terrier type - was put down.

The attack happened while the boys were staying at their aunt's house. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We are carrying out an investigation into the circumstances of this tragic incident. It is not a criminal investigation and it not likely to be in the future.

"Our officers are supporting the family during this horrendously difficult time for them, as is right for police to do so."

– Spokesperson, Essex Police

Baby boy killed in dog attack was staying at aunt's house

Archie Joe died, and his big brother Daniel Jay is being treated for life-changing injuries Credit: Essex Police

It's been reported that the baby boy killed by a dog in Colchester was staying at his aunt's house when the attack took place.

Four-month-old Archie Joe died, and his big brother Daniel Jay, who's nearly two, is being treated for life-changing injuries after the attack at a house on Harwich Road. Their mother was also injured.

It's believed the boys had only recently moved into the property. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The dog - a Staffordshire bull terrier type - was put down.

It's thought the boys and their mum had recently moved to live with their aunt, who's reported to work for the police.

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