Reward offered for information on serious assault in Purfleet

Tuesday 28 July 2015

We are offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information following the serious assault of a man who was guarding a van of high value clothing worth £200,000.

The incident occurred on Wednesday 28 January when a gang of four masked men ambushed Adam Nichols on Ensign Industrial Estate, Botany Way, Purfleet, tasering and beating him before stripping him of his clothes and threatening to kill him.

He suffered injuries that included a broken foot, a damaged eye socket, and shattered ribs.

The men left the scene empty handed.

As announced on July's Crimewatch, we are now offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the people responsible for this attack.

Horrifying attack

“I cannot even begin to imagine what this man has gone through during this horrifying attack.

“These four men have carried out a cowardly act to fulfill their greed, and they should not be allowed to get away with their actions.

I’d urge anyone who has information to come forward and contact us anonymously, safe in the knowledge that no one will ever know you contacted us.”

                                                                     - Antonia Litten, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Essex

Do you know who the attackers are?

If you have any information, please contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.

*Note: the full reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or Anonymous Online Form. Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the full amount.



If you require any further information please contact Kieran Theivam on 07900 694 904 or email