A man has suffered 'significant' facial injuries after he was attacked by a mob of men and hit in the face with a metal pole.

Essex Police are investigating the assault in the Long Ley area of Harlow at about 9.45pm on May 11.

The victim, a man is his 50s, was reportedly set upon by a group of men and struck to the face with a metal pole leaving him with police have described as "significant" facial injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Detectives are working to establish why the man was assaulted and the force says enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "We need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to contact us.

"If you have any information you can submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

"Please quote incident 1334 of 11 May.

"You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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