Three teenage girls have been arrested after a man in his 50s was seriously assaulted and left unconscious.
The man was found after police were called to Old Road in Clacton, Essex, in the early hours of Sunday morning (8 August).
Officers found the victim unconscious with head and facial injuries, Essex Police said. On Sunday he remained in hospital for treatment.
The force said three teenage girls, aged 16, 17 and 18, were arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) near Clacton town centre a short time later.
In a statement, Essex Police said: "Three teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of GBH after a serious assault in the early hours of this morning.
"We were called to Old Road, near to Underwoods Vauxhall, just after 1.50am on Sunday 8 August.
"Officers were on scene within three minutes of the call and tended to the victim, a man in his 50s, who was unconscious with head and facial injuries.
"Three teenage girls, aged 16, 17 and 18, were arrested near the town centre a short time later.
"The victim remains in hospital for treatment."
The statement urged anyone who witnessed the assault, or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage in the area between the garage and the town centre, to get in touch, quoting the crime reference number 42/161599/21.
They also said people can submit a report online, call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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