Essex

Polish men targeted in 'brutal' late night Harlow attack

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Image caption The two Polish men were attacked by a group of teenagers outside take-away shops in The Stow, Harlow

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over an attack on two Polish men in Essex.

A 40-year-old man from Harlow suffered head injuries and is in a critical condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

A 43-year-old man, also from Harlow, was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with suspected fractures to his hands and bruising to his stomach.

Police were called to The Stow in Harlow at about 23:35 BST on Saturday after reports of an assault.

Det Insp Al Pitcher said it was a brutal attack outside take-away shops in the town centre and the four 15-year-old boys arrested were from the local area.

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses and information about the attack.

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