A CANVEY man had to be taken to hospital following an assault outside a pub.
Police were called to the pub at around 2am following reports there had been an attack.
A 19-year-old man from Canvey was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault.
He was released after questioning pending further inquiries.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at around 1:50am following reports a man in his 20s sustained possible head injuries. We sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance. The man was taken to Southend Hospital for further treatment.”