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Clacton man punched and robbed by four men on seafront

PUBLISHED: 22:36 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:07 30 October 2018

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A gang of thieves in Clacton punched a man in the face and searched his pockets before fleeing the scene.

Essex Police are investigating the robbery in Clacton on Sunday, October 21, and are appealing for witnesses.

They were called at 6.45pm with reports that four men had stopped a man while he was walking along the sea wall between Clacton and Jaywick on Marine Parade.

The group of men asked the victim if he had a lighter they could borrow.

One of the men searched the victim’s pockets then punched him in the face.

All four men ran off along the sea wall towards Jaywick.

The four men were described by the victim as being black and wearing dark coloured clothing.

Witnesses or anyone who was in the area at the time and saw men matching this description are asked to contact Clacton Police Station on 101, quoting reference 42/153540/18.

Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/

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