Footballer attacked on Christmas night out

An amateur footballer from Essex is awaiting facial reconstruction after being repeatedly kicked and beaten as he lay unconscious after an attack during a night out in Colchester.

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Young footballer speaks about his attack ordeal

A young Essex footballer beaten in a savage attack has been speaking about his ordeal.

Richie Robins, the first team goalkeeper for non-league Wivenhoe Town, was attacked during a night out in Colchester in the early hours of the Saturday before Christmas.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

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