POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was beaten unconscious in a brutal street attack.

The victim, 59, was attacked in Cherrydown East, near Basildon train station.

He was rushed to Basildon Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Officers are urging any witnesses to come forward after the suspect, a man, left the scene in a car.

A witness posted on Facebook, also urging people to help.

He shared a detailed description of the suspect and warned others not to approach him.

He said: “A white man about six foot two inches with light short brown hair in a light green Volvo estate HZ40 attacked another person.

“He only stopped hitting him when he was unconscious and was covered in blood.

“The coward then jumped in his car and sped away from the scene leaving no details.

“Do you know this person or know of his whereabouts, does he live in your street, gym, job, or have you seen him around.

“Do not approach him, contact the police as they are looking for him.

“Witnesses can phone or send web cam footage or any information to Basildon police or Crimestoppers.

“Thank you.”

A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed the investigation is continuing but no suspects are believed to have been identified.

He said: “We are investigating reports a man was assaulted in Cherrydown East, Basildon, shortly before 5.15pm on Friday, June 7.

“A man punched the 58-year-old victim, causing him to fall to the ground.

“He was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital. He suffered bruising, cuts and bruises.

“The suspect left the scene in a green and silver Volvo car. He was described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s and about 5ft 8ins tall.

“He was of stocky build and had light coloured short hair.

“Witnesses and anyone with information to identify him are asked to call the Basildon local policing team on 101 quoting reference 42/89813/19.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 5.11pm on June 7 with reports of an assault in Basildon.

“We sent one ambulance and took a man to Basildon Hospital for further treatment.”

Anyone with information can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 anonymously.