Appeal after assault in Basildon

Police are investigating an assault in Basildon where a man was struck over the head.

It happened in Luncies Road shortly after midnight today (Sunday June 2).

A man in his 30s sustained an injury to his head from what police believe may have been an object like a cosh.

His injuries are not believed to life-threatening but he has broken bones around his cheeks.

It was reported the man had been standing in Luncies Road when a car pulled up and three men – two of which are described as wearing balaclavas and the other as having his hood up – got out and attacked him.

Detective Sergeant Sandy Kelleher, from Basildon CID, said: “We are working to build up a picture of the circumstances around this assault and why the man was attacked.

“Part of our investigation includes whether this incident is linked to an assault inside the Winged Horse pub at around 11.40pm on the same night.

“I need anyone who saw, or has any information, about either incident to contact us.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can submit a report at www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/84785/24.

To make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.