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Bicycles stolen from garage in Shoebury (Posted 10 October 2014)

Police are investigating the theft of two bicycles from a garage at a property in Parade Walk, Shoeburyness. 

The padlock was cut from the garage door and the bicycles taken between around 12.05am Sunday, October 5 and around 8.20am Monday, October 6.

The first bicycle stolen is a yellow Create New York Courier with a purple/lilac seat stem. The second is a black and yellow Carrera racer, with a computer on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Scott Richards at Southend Police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Did you see man forced into car on seafront? (Posted 10 October 2014)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was forced into a car and seriously assaulted on Southend seafront.

A 42-year-old man was pushed into a car, thought to be a dark coloured Rover, by three men on Marine Parade, opposite the Foresters Arms pub, between 3 and 3.30pm on Tuesday, October 7.

He was then driven to an address in Hockley where he was seriously assaulted, leaving him requiring hospital treatment for injuries to his hand.

Investigating Officer Dc Layla Barker said: "It was a pleasant day and there would have been numerous passing cars and pedestrians about on Southend seafront at the time he was forced into the car. This was a serious assault and I urge anyone who has any information to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Layla Barker at Southend CID on 101, extension 470161, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

Bogus police officer tricks victim in £5,000 scam (Posted 6 October 2014)

Detectives have issued an Efit image of a man suspected of helping a bogus police officer steal more than £5,000 from a woman at Southend.

The incident is one of the latest in a series of crimes in which mainly elderly or vulnerable people are targeted and tricked into revealing their bank details or handing over large sums of cash.

A man posing as a Met Police officer phoned the woman, who is in her 60s, on September 8 and said that thieves had infiltrated her bank account.

He said that as part of the investigation the woman should give police her bank cards, PIN numbers and also cash for forensic examination.

The suspect pictured in the Efit was then sent to pick up the cards from the woman’s home. He also took £1,800 cash.

The woman was contacted again the following day by the original caller who then asked for a further £1,800. The same ‘courier’ was sent to collect the cash.

Investigating officer DC Jon Holden said: "This is an appalling crime by thieves posing as policemen who try to steal as much as they can from people’s bank accounts.

"Despite taking bank cards and PIN numbers which they used to take £1,400 and stealing £3,800 in cash they also tried to trick the victim into paying money into another account. Luckily she refused to do so and told a relative who contacted police.

"These fraudsters do sound genuine when they first contact their intended victims and they try a range of different stories to fool their victims.

"But police would never ask you for your bank details or ask you to transfer or withdraw funds. If you do receive calls like these do not fall for their claims and just put the phone down immediately and call Essex Police on 101.”

Nearly 800 similar thefts and attempted thefts have been reported in Essex since the scam first came to light in January 2013. More than 120 people in the county have been tricked out of money and the total stolen is more than £400,000.

The scams were considerably reduced in July and August after a series of arrests and the introduction of shorter hanging-on times on home telephones which prevented some scams from being carried out.

But since the start of September nearly 20 calls have been made to people in Essex with a spate of seven happening in one day, October 1, in the Epping Forest district. Four were in Loughton, and the others were at Epping, Theydon Bois and Abridge.

In all cases the callers posed as officers from the Metropolitan Police claiming that their victim’s bank accounts had been infiltrated by thieves.

They advised victims to pay money from their accounts into a safe account held by police. Two people paid £9,000 and £7,000. The other intended victims realised the callers were bogus and called genuine police.

Other calls since September 1 have been received in Colchester where the trickster claimed to be a crime reduction officer from Colchester police station; Shoeburyness, where a caller claimed to be from a bank; Grays, where the called claimed to be a Basildon-based police officer; and Epping, Wickford, Leigh-on-Sea and Westcliff all by men claiming to be Met Police officers.

Man sought after robbery in tower block (Posted 6 October 2014)

Police would like to identify this man in connection with a robbery that took place in a block of flats in Southend.

A 46-year-old man was punched in the face and had £40 stolen from him in Chiltern Flats in Coleman Street.

It happened at around 2am on Monday, August 11. The victim, who is local but has no fixed address, suffered a reddened face as a result of the assault but did not require hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as a white man with short brown hair and is aged around 42. He was wearing a dark blue jacket and beige trousers.

Anybody who recognises the man is asked to contact Dc Rory Scarlett at Southend via Essex Police 101. They can also leave information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

CCTV issued after bag theft (Posted 06 October 2014)

Police are trying to trace three women they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a handbag from Churchills bar in Tylers Avenue, Southend.

The bag was stolen from inside the bar at around 1.10am on July 7. Police want to speak to the women to see if they have any information.

The handbag contained an Apple iPhone and belonged to a woman from Westcliff.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Ann Bush at Southend police station on 101.

Witnesses sought after man tried to push woman into car (Updated 08 October 2014)

Police in Southend are appealing for witnesses following reports that a man attempted to force a young woman into a car.

The incident happened at around 6.20pm on Thursday, October 2, when a 20-year-old local woman was walking along Stornoway Road.

As she walked past a man standing by a black car, he grabbed her wrist and attempted to push her into the vehicle.

The woman was able to run off after passers-by shouted at the man. Police are appealing for this man and woman to come forward as they may have information to assist the investigation.

An Efit image of the suspect has been released by police.

Investigating officer Pc Keith Draycott said: "This incident left the victim understandably shaken up and I’m keen to speak to the pair who shouted out as they may have vital information to help us trace the man responsible.”

Anyone who recognises the man in the Efit is asked to contact Pc Christian Forbes at Southend CID on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police investigation into Deputy Head at Thorpe Hall School (Posted 30 September 2014)

On Tuesday September 9 Essex Police began an investigation into allegations that the Deputy Head at Thorpe Hall School, in Southend, had bought material online, from abroad, which may have included images of naked teenage boys.

Essex Police spoke to Martin Goldberg, aged 46, a single man who lived alone, the same day at his home address in Shoeburyness as part of its enquiries. He was not arrested as officers considered that there was insufficient evidence to do so at the time.

The following day police were called back to his address following concerns for his welfare and he was found dead in his home.

Mr Goldberg’s death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been handed over to the coroner to investigate.

Essex Police has continued its investigation into the original allegations and has examined computer equipment and other media devices found in Mr Goldberg’s home.

Detectives have now recovered images that appear to have come from a camera that was hidden in a bag.

This has been used to film male children undressing in the school’s male changing rooms, in the changing rooms at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre swimming pool in Southend and two other unidentified locations. These are criminal offences of voyeurism under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

In total 75 images in the school’s male changing rooms, which would be classified as indecent, have been recovered. There are 465 such images from the swimming pool and 38 from the other two locations.

Specialist Detectives have identified four of these children and Essex Police has spoken to their parents to inform them of Mr Goldberg’s actions.

In the rest of the pictures their faces are not visible or the quality of the image is so poor that the children cannot be identified.

Officers believe these images cover a time period from 2000 onwards and would appear to be of boys aged from nine to twelve.

Police have found no evidence of any other offences by Mr Goldberg involving these children. At this time there is nothing to suggest that he made inappropriate physical contact with any child.

The school has co-operated with the investigation and no evidence suggests that anyone else was involved in Mr Goldberg’s criminal activity.

There is also no information that he shared any of these images or that anyone else was aware of his offending.

Councillor Anne Jones, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, said: “I am extremely shocked and upset to hear this news. We have been working very closely with Essex Police and Thorpe Hall School since this matter was drawn to our attention earlier this month.

“As a parent myself, I can understand how upsetting this must be to all those concerned.

“The Council’s primary focus at this time are the children and families directly involved from Thorpe Hall school, as well as working with partner agencies to ensure the necessary support is available to the wider community.

“We have been informed by the Police that some of these images were covertly taken at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre swimming pool changing rooms, and are therefore working with Legacy Leisure who operate the facility on our behalf.

“Legacy Leisure has fully cooperated with the Police investigation. They have rigorous safeguarding arrangements in place which they continue to monitor and review to ensure that they are of the highest standard.

“We will continue to work closely with Essex Police, Essex County Council and others to provide that support and ensure that all appropriate action is taken.

“Members of the community are encouraged to access the Essex Police helpline or contact the Council’s Children’s Services should they have any concerns.”

Essex Police understands that this news may be extremely distressing to both parents and children and has set up a special number for people to call if they have any concerns or believe they have information that would assist the investigation.

They can call 0800 056 0944, or +44 207 158 0010 if they are outside of the UK.

Partner agencies are also contactable to provide support and advice:

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Children’s Services: 01702 534506

Essex Social Services, Adult Social Care: 0845 603 7630

Children and young people: 0845 603 7634

Childline - The UK's free, confidential helpline for children and young people: 0800 11 11; www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC - Free confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk, including children themselves (24 hour Freephone): 0808 800 5000; www.nspcc.org.uk; Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Appeal after robbery at Southend store (Posted 30 September 2014)

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at a Southend store.

Police were called to the One Stop Shop in Cluny Square at around 10.50pm on Monday 29 September, following reports from the store staff that they had been robbed minutes earlier.

A man walked into the store, brandished a knife at the two store workers and demanded money from the till. He got away with around £600 in cash and left the scene on foot. There were no other people in the shop at the time and no one was injured.

Southend CID officers have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone who may have any information about what happened to come forward. They would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area before or after the robbery. The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s and was wearing a grey hooded top which was tied tightly around his face.

Please contact officers at Southend CID with information or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police thank group after allegation of bogus charity collection (Updated 29 September 2014)

Update: Three people who were involved in an appeal regarding fraudulent charity collections at Tesco in Westcliff earlier this year, contacted officers and have assisted them with their enquiries. They are being treated as helpful witnesses and police thank them for coming forward.

Poultry thief sought by police (Posted 19 September 2014)

Police in Southend would like to identify this man in connection with the theft of some chicken from Sainsburys Local in Southchurch.

It is alleged he went into the store in Southchurch Road at around 12.35pm on Monday, September 8, selected the poultry worth £18, put it in his bag and left without making an attempt to pay for it.

He is described as a white man and was wearing a white, blue and black T-shirt and jeans and was carrying a satchel style bag.

If you recognise the man please contact Pc Nikki Cornish at Southend via Essex Police 101 or email her on nikki.cornish@essex.pnn.police.uk

People can also leave information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Appeal after man assaulted in Leigh (Posted 19 September 2014)

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted outside a takeway shop in Leigh Broadway.

It happened just before 1am on Monday, September 8. An 18-year-old man from Benfleet was assaulted outside of the Leigh Kebab Shop by a group of five or six men. He then had his foot run over by a car. The victim suffered severe bruising and had to have medical treatment in hospital.

Investigating officer Pc Jack Sneath said: "This was a nasty assault on a young man. He could give no description of the attackers other than that they were men. He was also unable to get details of the vehicle. I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the assault and who can help us identify those responsible.”

Anyone that can help is asked to call Pc Jack Sneath at Southend C Shift Local Policing Team on Essex Police 101 or they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man sought after attempted burglary (Posted 15 September 2014)

Detectives in Southend have issued CCTV of a man they want to identify and question in relation to an attempted break-in in Shoeburyness in August. It is believed that the property's alarm activated and the man ran off.

A flat in Wakering Road was targeted on August 13 around 11.20am and police want to speak to the man captured on camera. He is wearing a grey hoodie and Timberland style boots.

Anyone who recognises him is urged to contact investigating officer Dc Paul Gutteridge at Southend CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Police recover stolen bikes (Posted 15 September 2014)

Police in Southend are appealing for the owners of two bikes that were left in bike racks near Chalkwell Railway Station on Tuesday, September 2 to contact them.

Two teenagers, aged 17 and 18 were arrested by police officers on suspicion of the theft of the cycles and they have been bailed to October 2. Police have recovered the bikes but have not received any reports of their loss.

They were secured to the cycle rack outside Chalkwell Railway Station on The Ridgeway. They are described as men's mountain bikes, one is red and the second is silver with white front forks.

Anyone who recognises the description and thinks that the bikes belong to them is asked to contact Pc Anthony Brackett at Southend Local Policing team on 101 ext 470101.

Man wanted by police (Posted 8 September 2014)

Police want to hear from anyone who knows the current whereabouts of Reece Ellis, aged 21, from Southend.

Ellis is wanted by officers after he failed to answer police bail while under investigation for offences of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, violent disorder and possessing cannabis with intent to supply. He is also wanted for careless driving and failing to stop for police.

Ellis is known to frequent the Southend area and is described as white, 5ft 11in tall and of stocky/muscular build. He has short straight brown hair and a round scar on the web of his right hand.

Members of the public should not approach Ellis if they see him but call Southend police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Car stolen in Leigh (Posted 2 September 2014)

Detectives in Southend are appealing for information after a Mercedes E350 Sport CDI convertible car was stolen from outside a house in Leigh.

The black vehicle, worth around £35,000, was taken at around 1.30am on Saturday, August 2. It is believed that a man wearing a hooded coat broke into the property and took the keys for the vehicle. The owner was out at the time.

The car was parked in the road and had a personalised number plate X6ONE.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have any information about the car or who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area. They are asked to call Dc Jon Holden at Southend CID on Essex Police 101 or they can leave information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Appeal after woman injured in dog attack (Posted 29 August 2014)

Police have appealed for information after a woman was bitten by a dog during an incident in Westcliff.

She was injured while trying to stop an attack on her own dog at about 4.40pm on Saturday August 16, in Milton Road.

The 19-year-old victim was walking her dog when a light brown dog, believed to a Staffordshire bull terrier or similar breed, ran towards them. Her dog was attacked and she was bitten on her hands while trying to fight off the other animal.

A passer-by intervened and managed to pull off the terrier and put it on a lead. The owner of the terrier gave the victim a phone number and left the scene. But the number was later found to be false.

The victim was later taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries.

The owner of the other dog was described as being in her 20s and about 5ft 5in tall. She had shoulder-length black hair and was wearing a white vest and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Any witnesses, or anyone who can identify the woman, should contact Pc Terry Wilson at Southend Police station on 101.

Man robbed after night out (Posted 21 August 2014)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed as he walked along the seafront.

A 23-year-old man from Grays had been on a night out in Southend and was in Marine Parade looking for his friend. At around 4.20am on Tuesday, August 19 he was making his way past Adventure Island when he was pulled to the floor by an unknown man who searched him and stole a number of items including his watch, mobile phone and around £30 in cash. He suffered minor injuries and was left feeling very shaken. He did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating Officer Pc Tom Caton said: "From our enquiries we understand that there may have been a man walking a dog near to the scene of the robbery. He may be a possible witness so I would appeal to him or anyone else who may have seen anything to come forward and speak to me.”

Anybody who witnessed the incident or has any information about it is asked to contact Pc Tom Caton at Southend CID on Essex Police 101. People can also leave information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Appeal after 67-year-old woman robbed of handbag (Posted 21 August 2014)

Detectives have released this Efit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a bag snatch which took place in Southend.

The incident happened at around 11.45am on Thursday, July 24, in Queensway. The victim, a 67-year-old woman from Westcliff was on her way to work when she was approached by a man on a bike.

Investigating Officer Dc Sam Boyd said: "The man grabbed the victim’s bag and she was dragged to the ground. She tried to hang onto it and there was a struggle. She suffered extensive bruising to her right under arm and had large grazes on her right knee and right wrist. He got away with her bag and its contents. The victim has been left very shaken as a result of what happened.”

The black bag contained the victim’s mobile phone and purse. The suspect is described as aged between 21 and 40, had black, cropped, receding hair and was carrying a black canvas bag over his shoulder. He was riding a bike.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Dc Sam Boyd at Southend CID via Essex Police 101 or they can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Efit issued after boy's bike stolen (Posted 19 August 2014)

Police investigating the theft of a bike from a young victim have issued an Efit of the suspect and appeal to the public for help in identifying him.

The incident occurred at around 6.50pm, on Pier Hill, Southend on Saturday, August 2 when a 14-year-old boy was riding his black, white and red Ammaco mountain bike. The suspect came up to the boy, threatened him and punched him in the face before riding off on the bike.

The bike (pictured) is worth £160 and police want to hear from anyone who knows the current location of this bike. Anyone who can help is urged to contact Dc Andy Copley at Southend CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

He said: "The suspect targeted his young victim and then assaulted him, so anyone who can identify this man should contact me so that we can arrest him."

CCTV issued after woman assaulted (Posted 19 August 2014)

Police in Southend investigating an assault against a woman near the Kursaal Estate last month have uncovered CCTV of a man they want to identify and question in relation to the offence. He is described as being of 'skater' appearance.

On July 16, at around 10pm, a young man asked a local woman, in her 60s, for directions and then when she had helped him he assaulted her by touching her inappropriately on the breast.

The suspect is described as white, late teens to early 20s, average to stocky build, with a local accent. He was wearing a dark top with his sleeves rolled up and khaki knee-length shorts.

Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV picture is asked to contact Pc Ian Flynn at Southend Neighbourhood crime team on 101.

Restaurants and diners targeted in new scam (Posted 15 August 2014)

Restaurant owners are being warned to stay vigilant as fraudsters are attempting to target their customers in a new phone scam, according to Financial Fraud Action UK.

The scam involves fraudsters, posing as bank staff, phoning restaurants claiming there is a problem with their card payments system. The restaurant is then told to redirect any card payments to a phone number provided by the fraudster.

When the restaurant calls the phone number the fraudster asks to speak with the paying customer and then goes through their security questions. Once sufficient security details have been obtained from the customer, the fraudster will instruct the restaurant to put the transaction through.

The fraudster then subsequently calls the customer’s bank in an attempt to transfer money to their own account using the fraudulently obtained security details.

Katy Worobec, Director of Financial Fraud Action UK, said: “It’s important that restaurant owners are alert. Fraudsters can sound very professional – don’t be fooled.

“If you receive any calls from your bank claiming there is a problem with payments, make sure you phone them on an established number to confirm the request is genuine. In addition, always wait five minutes to ensure the line is clear, as fraudsters will sometimes try to stay on the phone line and pretend to be your bank.”

Intelligence suggests that restaurants in London’s West End, as well as Twickenham and Canary Wharf, have been targeted.

Bogus calls from 'Money Advice Service' (Posted 15 August 2014)

Fraudsters have been pretending to be calling from the Money Advice Service.

Members of the public are being contacted by fraudsters pretending to be calling from the Money Advice Service. These callers are typically offering advice on debt or pensions.

They are only interested in getting hold of your money – either by getting access to your bank account or your pension savings.

The Money Advice Service would never cold call you or ask for your bank details, nor help with transferring your pension, credit card or bank account. They offer advice and guidance on how to handle your money better, but they don’t handle it for you.

If you think you are a victim of a financial scam, report this to Action Fraud.

Remember, if someone calls you pretending to be from the Money Advice Service, you can always phone and check on 0300 500 5000.

How to spot a scam:

If you are contacted out of the blue be suspicious and do not respond. Here are some signs:

For more information on scams, visit Money Advice Service.

Don't fall foul of these scams (Posted 14 August 2014)

Southend Neighbourhood Watch is warning residents not to fall foul of scams currently doing the rounds.

These include the 'stranded traveller scam', counterfeit £2 coins and a bogus 'Tesco' customer satisfaction survey.

For more information visit Southend Neighbourhood Watch website.

Appeal for witnesses to road collision (Posted 08 August 2014)

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road crash in Southend which led to the arrest of two motorists.

A red Ferrari, a black Mercedes SL63 AMG and a black Honda CB motorcycle all struck each other on Eastern Avenue near its junction with Sutton Road shortly before 8pm on Wednesday, August 6.

The male motorcyclist, who lives locally and is in his 20s, was taken to Southend University Hospital by paramedics after sustaining non-life-threatening chest injuries.

The drivers of the Ferrari and the Mercedes were arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving dangerously. The two men, who live locally and are aged 21 (Ferrari) and 41 (Mercedes), are now on police bail until Thursday, October 23 pending further enquiries.

Anyone who saw the two cars in the Southend area between 7-8pm or who saw the crash are urged to contact investigating officers at Southend Road Policing Unit on 101.

CCTV released after Leigh robbery (Posted 08 August 2014)

Police are appealing for help in tracing some people who may have information about the robbery of a man in Leigh.

Just after midnight on July 25, a 34-year-old man from Leigh was walking in Flemming Avenue when he was approached from behind and pushed. The suspects demanded his mobile phone and when he refused to hand it over he was struck in the face and fell to the ground, where he was kicked and his phone and wallet were taken.

The mobile phone was a silver HTC and the fabric wallet contained a small amount of cash.

Anyone who can identify the three people pictured is asked to contact Pc Victoria Leese at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Further arrest made in murder investigation (Updated 05 August 2014)

Police have made a further arrest as part of their investigation into the murder of Hassan Mohammed in York Road in Southend.

A 21-year-old man from Westcliff-on-Sea was arrested on Monday August 4 on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. He is currently at Southend Police Station being interviewed by detectives.

The incident happened in York Road, Southend, at around 7pm on Monday 7 July, when the 26-year-old victim from south-east London received two stab wounds.

The victim was flown by air ambulance to hospital where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he died.

Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident, or has any other information, is urged to contact detectives at Southend on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man wanted after exposing himself in chip shop (Posted 05 August 2014)

Police would like to identify this man in connection with a sexual offence.

It is alleged he exposed himself to staff serving at the Mr Chippy take away store in Sutton Road. It happened at around 10.50am on Thursday, July 3.

He placed an order at the shop and as the woman serving turned around to prepare it he dropped his trousers.

He is described as a white man, in his late 40s to early 50s and around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and a dark cap which had a white band on the front.

If you recognise him please contact Pc William Cheung at Southend via Essex Police 101, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Who are these suspected bicycle thieves? (Posted 04 August 2014)

Police would like to identify the two men from these CCTV images. They are alleged to have taken a child’s bike from the back garden of a house in Galton Road, Westcliff.

The bike was taken just after 1am on Friday, July 18.

The men are described as being in their lates teens to early 20s, one was wearing a white hooded top.

If you can identify them please contact Pc Scott Richards at Southend Police via Essex Police 101, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appeal for witnesses after woman's bag snatched (Posted 04 August 2014)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her bag snatched in Southend.

It happened at around 11.45am on Thursday, July 24, in Queensway. The victim, a 67-year-old woman from Westcliff was on her way to work when she was approached by a man on a bike.

Investigating Officer Dc Sam Boyd said: "The man grabbed the victim’s bag and she was dragged to the ground. She tried to hang onto it and there was a struggle. She suffered extensive bruising to her right under arm and had large grazes on her right knee and right wrist. He got away with her bag and its contents. The victim has been left very shaken as a result of what happened.”

The black bag contained the victim’s mobile phone and purse. The suspect is described as white, aged between 21 and 40, had black, cropped, receding hair and was carrying a black canvas bag over his shoulder. He was riding a bike.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Dc Sam Boyd at Southend CID via Essex Police 101 or they can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appeal for witnesses after man robbed in Westcliff (Posted 04 August 2014)

Detectives investigating a robbery in Westcliff would like to trace a member of the public who helped the victim following the assault.

On Thursday, July 17, a 32-year-old man was found unconscious by a member of the public with facial injuries. This was shortly before 6.45am outside the Cliffs Pavilion theatre in Station Road. Ambulances crews took the man, who is from Scotland but was staying with friends in the area, to Southend Hospital.

Investigating Officer DC Sam Boyd said: "The victim doesn’t remember what happened to him - the first thing he knew about it was when he woke up in hospital. His mobile phone and Galaxy tablet was missing. I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened. In particular I would like the member of the public who called the ambulance service to get in touch with me. The victim suffered some serious injuries as a result of what happened.”

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Dc Sam Boyd at Southend CID via Essex Police 101 or they can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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