A MAN was hit over the head with a baseball bat when three men broke into a house in York Road, Southend.

The attackers were also carrying a claw hammer and stole various items from the property.

The first attacker is described as a white man in his mid 20s, slim, about 5ft 4 tall, the second was a black man in his twenties about 6ft tall, medium build and was wearing a baseball cap.

The third suspect is described as a black man, about 5ft 11 tall, in his twenties medium build.

Anyone with information or who saw the men arriving or leaving between 8.45pm and 9.05pm on Wednesday, September 19 should contact Det Con Luke Dangerfield at Southend CID on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.