POLICE want to speak to a 55-year-old man from Westcliff in connection with an investigation into an assault.

Tony Bird is described as 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build with short brown hair.

He is reportedly known to frequent the areas around The Hope Hotel in Marine Parade, Southend and also goes by the names Anthony Bird and Anthony Atkinson.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “If you have any information please contact us quoting the crime reference number 42/218106/22.”

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