A MAN has sadly died after being admitted to hospital with head injuries.

The 40-year-old man was reported to have been assaulted in Southend Road, Grays, at around 12am on Monday.

Sadly, the victim, from the Grays area, died on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A 26-year-old man from the town was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has been released on bail until December 21.

"We believe that there were two other people present when the assault took place, and we would urge them to come forward and assist with our enquiries.

"We are also keen to identify any drivers who may have witnessed the altercation, or who may have dashcam footage.

"If you were on the roundabout that meets on Southend Road, Chadwell Road and College Avenue between 11.45pm on Sunday 29 November and 12:25am on Monday 30 November, you may be an important witness, so please get in touch."

Anyone with information should email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk, or go to www.essex.police.uk and use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.