A police cordon is in place near a south Essex Tesco store after an attack, according to reports.

Residents have reported seeing a man "attack another man with a metal pole" near the Tesco Express in Grange Road, Billericay this afternoon.

Officers have cordoned off the area, with paramedics treating the victim on the green opposite the shop, according to a witness.

The witness said: "I saw a young man walking across the green and another man ran at him from the back hitting him with a pole or pipe.

"He continued to hit him while on the ground and was chased off by bystanders."

Essex Police and East of England Ambulance Service have been approached for comment. 

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