Officers investigating a serious assault in Benfleet are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
This follows an incident outside a restaurant in Hart Road, between the hours of 12.30am and 1.30am on Sunday December 17.
A man, was assaulted by an unknown suspect, causing him to suffer a serious head injury.
If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage, You can let police know by submitting a report on the website www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.
Please quote reference number 42/224775/23.
Alternatively you can call 101.
If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.