A woman was knocked unconscious by a man raiding her home.

At around 9.30pm on Sunday, June 3, a man entered a house on King Henry's Walk, Epping.

He was confronted by a woman in her 40s, who he pushed to the floor.

She hit her head, lost conciousness and suffered a cheek fracture that would later need surgery.

It is not known if anything was taken.

The man has been described as white, in his 30s and of medium build wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the incident please call police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/78068/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.