Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted outside a gym.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was assaulted by another man outside Ab Salute gym in Motherwell Way, Grays, shortly after 12.55pm on Wednesday April 28.

The victim was punched in the face causing him an injury to his eye which will now require surgery.

It was reported the incident followed a confrontation inside the gym a short time earlier.

The other man has been described to us as Asian, having a moustache, being aged in his mid-20s, 5ft 10ins tall, with black hair and wearing a black t-shirt, and grey tracksuit trousers.

Essex Police said: "We appreciate that this CCTV image is not the best quality, but we hope it may help someone recognise him.

"We need anyone who saw what happened or has CCTV or dash cam footage to contact us.

"If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

"Please quote the crime reference number: 42/79056/21

"You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."