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A MAN is in hospital after sustaining serious head injuries during a fight in Colchester.

The 33-year-old local man was punched and kicked several times.

He was taken to Colchester General Hospital by paramedics where he is in a stable condition.

The incident happened in Little Foxburrows between 12:30-1am on Friday, June 27.

A 17-year-old boy from the Brentwood area was arrested a short distance away a short time later and isnow on police bail until Wednesday, August 13 pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses to the assault are urged to contact detective at Colchester police station on 101.