Woman assaulted and robbed in Southend

Essex Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted and robbed of her handbag at Southend.

The 67-year-old victim was walking along Cambridge Road, at about 2.45pm on Wednesday March 27 when the incident happened.

She was followed by two men who then approached her and tried to grab her handbag. The woman attempted to hold on to the bag but let go after she was punched in the face and head up to a dozen times.

The two men ran off in the direction of the Cliffs Pavilion Theatre, Westcliff.

The main suspect is described as an Asian or Eastern European man, aged in his early 20s. He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap and dark clothing. The only description of the second man was that he was stockier and was wearing a maroon coloured jacket.