A MAN will appear in court accused of leaving a Kelvedon Hatch restaurant diner with “life changing injuries” after an attack.

Steven Cywinski, 25, of Kingsland, Harlow, has been charged by police with inflecting grievous bodily harm without intent and will be in the dock at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday March 20.

During the early hours of December 8, Cywinski is accused of attacking a 28-year-old man from Hertfordshire outside Joy Fook on Ongar Road.

The incident left the victim with serious face injuries requiring surgery to install metal plates into his jaw and screw in fake teeth.