A TEENAGE boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after an assault outside a caravan park.

Essex Police were called to attend the incident which took place outside the Dovercourt Holiday Park, in Low Road, at 8pm on Wednesday July 15.

The victim, who is a teenage boy from Colchester, reported he had been sitting at a bus stop when he was approached by a boy he did not recognise.

He was then seriously assaulted and had to be taken to Colchester Hospital where he received treatment to his shoulder and arm.

Officers arrested a 15-year-old boy from Basildon at the scene and he was yesterday in custody for questioning.

Trevor Cockrill, 47, who came from Wickford for a week’s long holiday, said he was at the caravan park when he saw blue lights flashing.

He said: “Me and my son saw an ambulance and three police cars which attended to treat the victim’s wounds on his left elbow.

“The victim was lying on the ground and didn’t move for about 15 minutes.

“Then the ambulance left under blue flashing lights, which means it must have been quite serious.”

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said an ambulance attended the victim of an assault shortly after 8.15pm.

He said: “The patient was transported to Colchester Hospital.”

Harwich councillor Maria Fowler said she was shocked to hear the news of the incident.

She said: “My first thought was how awful it is young people get involved in this and how awful it is for the victim.

“I’m guessing it is an isolated incident as Low Road and this area in general is not a trouble spot and never has been.

“It is known for speedy cars, but not incidents of this sort.

“I’m sure the police are dealing with it. I do hope the victim makes a speedy recovery.”

An Essex Police spokesman said they would like to ask any witnesses to come forward and assist with their inquiries.

They added: “Please submit information via our website or call Clacton CID on 101, quoting incident number 1203 of July 15.

“If you would prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”