Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed by a gang of his wallet on Friday evening.

The victim was walking down Leamington Road, Southend, between 5pm and 8pm when he was approached by a group of five men before he was hit over the head with a weapon.

The group, who are all described as black males in their early 20s, then took a wallet from the man before running off.

The victim was left with cuts to his head and other minor injuries.

Anyone with information should contact Dc Bob Evans at Southend Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.