Police posters put up in town to try and solve serious assault

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POSTERS and flyers are being put up around Colchester after a man was seriously assaulted.

Stuart Coldicott, 36, of Harsnett Road, is in a critical condition in hospital.

He was admitted on Tuesday, February 11, with serious head injuries following an alleged assault.

Despite an initial appeal for information, officers have been unable to establish where and when Stuart Coldicott was assaulted so are looking to his friends and those who may know him.

In particular, detectives are keen to speak with those who may have seen or spoke to him in January and February.

Det Chief Insp Mark Hall, said: "We have already finished one round of canvassing through our house-to-house enquires in the Barrack Street and Harsnett area of the town.

"We are also continuing to study CCTV footage we have recovered from the council’s cameras.

"We will now be carrying out a leaflet drop in and around the town centre in a bid to jog people’s memories.”

Detectives are trying to form a lifestyle picture of Stuart Coldicott as well as establishing his movements since the turn of the year.

Mr Coldicott was assaulted in the Priory area of Colchester on Saturday, January 11.

It is understood he was assaulted again on February 11 and is in a critical but stable condition in Queen's Hospital, Romford.

Anyone with information in connection with this assault is urged to contact detectives at Brentwood’s Major Investigation Team on 01277 266869 or email them scdappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk

A 51-year-old man from Colchester is currently on police bail until Friday, April 25 having been arrested in connection with this investigation.

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