Police are asking help to identify the man in these CCTV images after a vicious assault in a pub in Southend.

The incident took place on Tuesday, May 30 at about 6.20pm in the Exchange pub, Southchurch Road.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A 30-year-old man from Southend was inside The Exchange pub when a man walked in and started punching and kicking him. The suspect then left the scene. 

"He has been described as white, aged in his late 20s, around 5ft 6ins tall, of a stocky build with short dark hair. He wore a grey cap and a dark t-shirt and track suit bottoms. 

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Matthew Stannard at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."