A man suffered a serious head injury after a gang of teens broke into his van.

The group of teenagers broken into a van in London Road, Grays near Jay’s Convenience Store, at around 8.35pm last night.

A man in his 40s confronted them and was assaulted, leaving him with a serious head injury. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The boys then left the scene in a green Jaguar.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Grays CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/74461/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.