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A BASILDON man was left with a fractured eye-socket after a vicious unprovoked assault at a nightclub.
Police believe the 22-year-old victim had been in the Havana Bar VIP area at the Ivory Rooms, in Laindon Road, when he accidentally knocked into someone. He apologised but was then headbutted in the face, leaving him with a fracture to his left eye socket.
The attack happened last Friday (3 May 2013) at the Ivory Rooms, in Laindon Road, Billericay between 11.15pm and midnight.
Police are treating the attack as grievous bodily harm and are calling for witnesses.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 5ft 9 ins to 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair, and aged about 18 to 22. He is of large muscular build and was wearing a white T-shirt with large dark lettering on the front.
A FUGITIVE wanted in the USA for kidnapping and trying to kill his ex-girlfriend fled to Basildon and took a job at Asda in the Eastgate.
Sean Lopes, 47, led a double life by setting up home with a new family in Lanham Place on the Felmores estate while on the run for attacking ex-girlfriend Amanda Hopkins, 22, in New York back in 2004.
He was arrested this week after the authorities caught up with him in Kent where he was working as a manager at a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
Shocked neighbours on the Felmores estate said they had no idea Lopes was on the run.
A MAN suffered a broken arm after two men set on him in an unprovoked attack in daylight outside a Basildon fast-food outlet.
The attack happened outside McDonald’s in Basildon town centre on 7.30pm on Friday (03 May 2013) when a 41-year-old was punched, kicked, and stamped on by two men in a seemingly unprovoked incident.
The victim was first taken to Basildon Hospital, but then was later treated at a London hospital for a broken arm.
The two perpetrators are described as white, in their late teens or early twenties, and 6ft tall.
A MAN was found dead in a van at Festival Leisure Park on Thursday evening. (17 Jan 2013)
Police, Fire and Ambulance services were called to the scene on Cranes Farm Road at 8.05pm following reports of concern for a 50-year-old man.
Paramedics subsequently declared the man to be dead after discovering him in a van. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.
WORKS to carry out £450,000 of improvements to Basildon station have begun.
The project, which kicked off yesterday, will see the booking hall given a facelift, with new flooring put down to cut the risk of slipping for commuters. The lighting will also be brightened up.
The stairs to the platforms will also be renovated, with a new tread put on the steps.
Hugh Jennings, C2C’s head of retail, said: “We’re refurbishing Basildon station to create a nicer and more welcoming impression for both regular passengers and visitors to the town.
FIVE businesses went up in flames after a huge blaze broke out in a row of shops.The fire at the Triangle Centre, in High Road, Langdon Hills, is believed to have started because of a technical fault in the roof of chinese take-away, Hong Kong House.
Firefighters from Basildon, Rayleigh Weir and Orsett were called to the scene at around 1.50pm today (03 Jan 2013) and found the flames had spread along the roof to newsagents McColl’s, the Elizabeth Louise Hair and Beauty Salon, The Chip Shop and a computer company that rented out a sub-unit at the centre.
Explosions could be heard coming from the businesses, which were all destroyed in the blaze.
Crews were called to the three-storey townhouse at Gambleside, Basildon, on Sunday morning to find piles of paper and cardboard alight.
An elderly man who hoarded tonnes of household goods, furniture and papers in his three-storey Essex town house managed to escape the premises after it went up in flames at the weekend.
It took more than 60 firefighters about five hours to put the fire out in Basildon. The owner was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
Firefighters said the house was so full of possessions that the front door had to be taken off its hinges to get in, some of the accumulated paper was up to ceiling level.
An investigation is under way to find out how the fire started.
A MAN was set upon by a gang of thugs as he walked through Basildon.
Police are treating the attack, which happened outside the Big Q shops in Whitmore Way, as unprovoked.
The 36-year-old victim, from Basildon, was left with severe cuts and bruises to his face and shoulders. He was taken to Basildon Hospital.
Investigating Officer, Pc David St John, said: “This assault caused the man to lose consciousness and memory of the event. Nothing was stolen from him so it makes the incident even more disturbing and confusing.
We have had some witnesses come forward, but none can offer any descriptions of the assailants. (1am on Saturday, October 13.)
The bench outside the parade of shops in the area known locally as Stacey’s Corner – at the junction of Gibcracks and Timberlog Lane – in Basildon has become a regular haunt by those involved in the sale and purchase of drugs.
Dealers are known to regularly meet punters at the bench to hand over illegal substances in exchange for cash. The phonebox is also used to arrange the seedy meetings.
But both could now be removed, after fed up residents said they have had enough.
Officials at Basildon Council have revealed they will consider moving both the bench and phone box in a bid to clean up the area.
A FISHERMAN was rescued by firefighters at a lake in Basildon on Thursday night.
Crews from Basildon and Leigh rushed to the scene in Northlands Park in Felmores just after 2am.
The fisherman had been asleep and woke to find himself surrounded by water.
Do you know the fisherman or saw what happened?