Saul Willsher, 45, needed 17 stitches following the brutal attack by two thugs armed with the walking aid in Elmer Approach, Southend.
Saul was resting on a bench with a friend after drinking in nearby East Coast Social when they were approached by the men, who launched their unprovoked attack.Hmmmm.....
An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police are looking for witnesses following an incident in Southend where a man was attacked with a crutch.
“The victim, a man in his 40s, reported he had been sitting on a bench in Elmer Approach with a friend when they were approached by two men.
“The victim then got into an altercation with one of the men and was hit on the head with a crutch.
“He was taken to hospital to be treated for head injuries.
“The attacker was a black male, 18-19 years-old and wearing a light blue jacket.”So, 'unprovoked' becomes 'after an altercation' in the same article!