Man left with fractured jaw after Loughton attack

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The assault happened on a path linking Loughton station with Roding Gardens The assault happened on a path linking Loughton station with Roding Gardens

A metal plate was fitted in a man's jaw after he was attacked in an alleyway.

The 29-year-old was punched on the right side of his face after approaching a man and a woman arguing in Great Eastern Path, which links Loughton tube station with Roding Gardens.

The attack happened at around 5.30pm on December 21 and the suspect is described as a white man, about 5ft 8ins, wearing sports clothes.

The victim, from Loughton, was taken to hospital with a fractured jaw and had to have a wisdom tooth removed.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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