Essex attack victim loses sight in one eye

A man has lost the sight in one eye following a "random attack" in Essex.

The 51-year-old man suffered a broken jaw and left eye socket in the assault on London Road, Grays, on 17 February.

The man was attacked from behind and £40 was stolen from his pocket as he lay on the pavement.

Det Sgt Natalia Ross said the circumstances of the "appalling attack" were unclear. Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

Ms Ross said the "injuries would suggest that the man was kicked or punched a number of times while he was unconscious on the ground, but we cannot be sure.

"It seems that the man was the victim of a random attack, but again, we cannot be sure of the motive because it seems to have happened so quickly.

"We want to hear from anyone walking or driving past and might have seen who was responsible."

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