A MAN suffered serious facial injuries in what police are calling an unprovoked attack in Brightlingsea.
The assault took place in the High Street between midnight and 12.30am on February 25.
Details have only just been released.
The victim - a 22-year-old Colchester man - suffered a broken jaw.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance but had to be transferred to Broomfield hospital due to the severity of his injury. He is currently recovering.
A police spokesman said: "There were a number of witnesses and police are looking to speak to one man in particular who was seen running to a young group of men shortly after the assault."
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Victoria Britton at Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.