A MAN was viciously attacked in his Braintree home as cruel crooks carried out a daylight burglary. 

Essex Police officers were called to a property in the High Street at about 12.30pm on Monday following reports of an aggravated burglary.

Upon arrival a man was found with injuries to his head, having reportedly been assaulted at his home after men forced their way inside. 

Essex Police arrested a man on suspicion of aggravated burglary but have since released him without charge.


Councillor John McKee said: "In 16 years I have been a councillor, this is the first assault and robbery of that kind, that I'm aware of.

"I think it's an isolated incident and I believe residents shouldn't be concerned about it as Braintree is a nice place to live."

Essex Police are now appealing for anyone with information to contact them as soon as possible.

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A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We are investigating an incident where a man in his 20s was assaulted in his home.

"Our enquiries are ongoing.

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"If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

"Please quote the crime reference number 42/54936/23.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday between 10am-9pm.


"Visit essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

"In an emergency always call 999.

"If you want to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111."