Armed police search for armed assailant

Police seal off a road at Lyons Hall Road, Braintree Credit: Richard Knights

Armed police have sealed off a road in Braintree, following reports a man had been assaulted at a house in Halstead.

Police were contacted just after 8am this morning following reports a man had been assaulted in White Horse Avenue, and that the attacker may have been armed with an air gun.

The victim received injuries to his face which are not believed to be serious.Armed officers are currently searching the area for the man they believe to be responsible. White Horse Avenue is currently closed. Searches are also taking place in the Braintree area.

Police hunt for armed assailant Credit: Richard Knights