Detectives are appealing for information after an incident in Chelmsford which has left a man with a serious head injury.
Chris Naya, 35, from Manningtree was discovered in Central Park in the city at shortly before 1.50am on Thursday, December 22. He was unconscious and had suffered a serious head injury. He was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and is in a life threatening condition.
Officers don’t know what happened to Mr Naya.
Ds Phil Greaves, of Chelmsford CID, said: “Mr Naya was out with colleagues for a Christmas party when he was walking to a relative’s address to spend the night. He walked from the train station, down Victoria Road South and entered the park at 01.27am. We then believe he made it to his relative’s house on Upper Bridge Road before going back towards Central Park to meet a friend. The last contact his friends had with Chris was at 01.44am, before he was found at around 01.50am lying unconscious on the floor. I would ask anyone who saw him in the area of the park to contact police urgently as they may hold vital information as to how he was injured. We would also like to hear from anyone that may have found discarded property that may have belonged to him.
He added: “We are keeping an open mind about how he suffered this injury and are following many lines of enquiry.”
Anybody with any information is asked to contact Chelmsford CID on Essex Police 101 quoting incident 66 of December 22.
People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org