Man in hospital after robbery in Basildon

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Basildon in which a fast-food worker was attacked.

The assault happened shortly before 1am today when a 28-year-old local man had been walking along Wimbish End. He was struck on the head with a baseball bat and then had a four-figure sum of cash stolen from him.

The man was taken to Basildon University Hospital by paramedics before later being transferred to another hospital where he is currently in a stable condition.

"We have completed our house-to-house enquiries and are now trawling through CCTV to ascertain whether the attack or the assailant have been captured on camera. We are naturally looking to speak with any witnesses to the assault or those who saw a man running along Mill Green toward Ashlyns at 1am.”

– Dc Tony Tyndall, Essex Police