Police are appealing for information following an assault in London Road, Southend, at around 3.50am today.

Officers were called by the ambulance service after a man, aged in his 20s, was approached by two people and punched by one of the suspects. They then ran off towards Queens Way, leaving the victim unconscious on the floor.

One of the suspects has been described as being white, of a large build and with dark cropped hair. He was wearing a black track suit top with a white strip down the arms and blue jeans. There is currently no description of the other suspect.

Anyone with information or has CCTV or dash cam footage around the time of the incident is asked to contact Southend CID on 101 quoting incident 122 of 22/12 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.