Teen suffers head injury in assault

SOUTHEND: A teenage boy needed hospital treatment after he was struck in the face outside a shop yesterday.

SOUTHEND: A teenage boy needed hospital treatment after he was struck in the face outside a shop today.

The 17-year-old was outside a shop in Luker Road, near the South East College of Arts and Technology, when he was assaulted at about 12.55pm.

He was taken to Southend General Hospital where he is being treated for a head injury.

Anyone with information about the assault should contact Ds Phil Smith at Southend CID on 0300 333 4444.