18-year-old Dunmow man seriously assaulted

Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault

Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault - Credit: Archant

Police in Dunmow are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man sustained a puncture wound to his back that required hospital treatment.

The incident took place around 5pm on Friday (July 31), in Upper Mill Fields. The victim was assaulted by a man following an earlier altercation near Dominos.

A 20-year-old man from Dunmow was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail to report back on August 26.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Red Leeson at Braintree CID on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.