A GANG robbed a man at knifepoint.

Police released a CCTV image after the armed robbery in Church Road, Benfleet.

A man in his 20s was threatened with a knife by a group of men, who forced him into Kennington Avenue and robbed him of cash.

The victim suffered minor injuries and the group left on foot in the direction of the Zach Willsher pub.

He managed to describe several of the men involved to us and we carried out an extensive search of the area, but did not locate them.

One of the men involved has been described as white, around 18 years old, and of slim build. He was around 5ft 9ins tall and wore a black coat with a grey fur hood, black jeans and black shoes

Another has been described as white, around the same age, and of slim build. He wore a khaki-coloured coat, jogging bottoms and white shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident, which took place at 9pm on 28 December 2019, is asked to call Southend CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/203950/19.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.