A MAN was punched in the face for parking in disabled space even though he is not disabled.

The 24-year-old was assaulted outside the Asda store in Queen Elizabeth II Square, South Woodham Ferrers.

The man, from Tiptree, was punched on the chin, causing a small cut that required stitches.

The suspect is described as white, about 5ft 9ins, aged 25 to 30, medium build, with short, curly blonde hair.

He was wearing a black hooded top, jeans with a multi-coloured pattern on the pockets and white trainers.

Anyone with information about the incident on on Monday, November 9 at 3.20pm should call PC Will Adkins on 0300 333 4444.