A MAN was airlifted to hospital after he was attacked at a Canvey caravan park.

The man in his fifties, a resident of Thorney Bay caravan park, in Thorney Bay Road, was on the site at 5pm on Sunday, March 16 when it is thought he was involved in an altercation with another man.

Police officers and paramedics arrived at the site to find the man with a severe head injury. He was immediately airlifted to a London hospital although Essex Police has since said he has non-life threatening injuries.

A man who has relatives at the caravan park said he was concerned to hear of the assault.

The man, who asked not to be named, said: “It is very worrisome.

I understand things like this do happen, even in tight-knit communities such as caravan parks, but, as a parent, it is not nice to hear news like this.”

Jeff King, owner of Thorney Bay Caravan Park, said: “We always help police with their inquiries and we will do everything we can in this case to ensure they find out what happened.”

Police confirmed detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding the assault.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Officers are looking to speak toaman in his thirties who is a registered caravan owner in connection with the crime, which could be a domestic incident.

“Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or contact Essex Police on 101.”