Man assaulted in Hockley

Officers investigating an assault in Hockley are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Police were called to Leamington Road shortly before 3.10pm on Friday February 23.

Officers attended and found a man had been assaulted.

He was taken on to hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

DI Steve Franklin, of Southend CID, said: “We responded quickly to this incident and were with the victim within minutes.

“As part of our ongoing investigation, I would ask anyone with information which could assist us to get in touch.

“At this stage, we believe this was a targeted incident of violence with no wider ongoing threat to the public.”

You can inform police by submitting a report on their website: www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively, 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.