Police probing random attack on man with Aspergers Syndrome

Police probing random attack on man with Aspergers Syndrome

Police probing random attack on man with Aspergers Syndrome

First published in News

A MAN with Aspergers Syndrome was smacked in the face with a plank of a wood in a random attack.

The 32-year-old victim was left with cuts and bruises to his face following the attack in Chelmsford Road in Rawreth.

PC Michael Peterson, of Rayleigh Police Station, said: "At this time we have not been able to establish any reason as to why the victim was attacked or any events leading up to the assault.

“This happened at the side of a busy road, though, and I am hopeful that passers-by may have seen what happened.

The attack happened 12.44pm on Wednesday July 23 however Essex Police only released details of the assault today.

The current attacker is white, with dark hair and under 6ft tall.

Anyone with information should contact Rayleigh police station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:06pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Steve Rowe says...

It would be helpful if details are posted promptly and not when the matter is stale. Witnesses are more likely to remember when the incident is fresh in in their mind.
It would be helpful if details are posted promptly and not when the matter is stale. Witnesses are more likely to remember when the incident is fresh in in their mind. Steve Rowe
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5:40am Fri 15 Aug 14

Bangemup says...

Can anybody in the Essex Police force give a reason why so many of these types of appeal take so long to be made public ? If they have any hope of receiving accurate information then the sooner the better . Most memories will become blurred over a couple of days let alone weeks ,especially as it is the holiday season and many folk go away fro a while . Come Essex Police just for once get you act together .
Can anybody in the Essex Police force give a reason why so many of these types of appeal take so long to be made public ? If they have any hope of receiving accurate information then the sooner the better . Most memories will become blurred over a couple of days let alone weeks ,especially as it is the holiday season and many folk go away fro a while . Come Essex Police just for once get you act together . Bangemup
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7:00am Fri 15 Aug 14

Touch79 says...

Same with CCTV, they seem to release it as a last resort, often several weeks or months after the incident has taken place.
Same with CCTV, they seem to release it as a last resort, often several weeks or months after the incident has taken place. Touch79
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