A VIOLENT attack has left a young man fighting for his life after a “serious incident” in Rayleigh High Street.

The victim briefly lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after the incident at roughly 1.40am on Sunday.

No arrests have been made by police and officers investigating the incident, which happened close to the taxi rank in the high street, are desperately appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The victim remains in hospital receiving treatment for a serious head injury, which has been described as life threatening.

Lisa Newport, Independent and Green Group councillor responsible for communities and health, said: “It is devastating to hear because an attack is never good and is always terrible.

“In Rayleigh High Street, there is CCTV by taxi ranks, and the police should have access to that to assist with their investigation.

“I just hope it gets dealt with and resolved quickly, and my thoughts are with the victim, who I hope has a speedy recovery.

“If anyone has any information, witnessed the attack or has footage of what happened, I really urge them to come forward and report it to the police so it helps with their investigation.

“But again, my thoughts and wishes are with the victim at this time.”

Acting chief inspector Danny Barnes insisted this was an “isolated incident” with no wider threat to the public.

He added: “At this stage, our enquiries lead us to be believe this was an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the public.

“At this stage, our priority is to gain the accounts of people who witnessed the incident or have any footage of it, so I would urge anyone with information to please come forward.

“Please cite incident 95 of December 31.”

Witnesses or those with dash cam or mobile phone footage can submit a report via the force’s live chat service at essex.police.uk/digital101.

Alternatively, calls can be made to 101.