Footballer's family plead for witnesses to assault

The family of a non-league footballer left paralysed after being assaulted outside an Essex nightclub have urged witnesses to come forward.

Billericay Town goalkeeper Nicky Morgan, 25, suffered a neck injury in the attack outside the Sugar Hut in Brentwood last month.

Mr Morgan's brother Ben has asked anyone who may have seen the fight to speak to police.

"Any information could really help them sort things out," he said.

Mr Morgan, who had also played for Southend and the West Ham youth team, remains in the Queen's Hospital in Romford.

He is paralysed from the shoulders down.

Essex Police are investigating a fight between 10 men behind the Sugar Hut around 02:30 GMT on 28 October.

Officers have identified a number of people who were involved in the incident but one man is still outstanding.

The man was wearing a white T-shirt and became involved in the incident in which Mr Morgan was injured.

"I would just ask anyone to come forward to speak to police and give their version of events," Ben Morgan said.

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