Police are appealing for witnesses after a pregnant woman was assaulted in Walton.
The 23-year-old was walking along Beatrice Road, near the junction with Hall Lane, at about 11.15am on Thursday, September 24 when she was approached from behind and struck over the head with an unknown object.
She fell to the ground and was punched and kicked by an unknown suspect.
The victim, from Walton, went to hospital and suffered swelling and bruising to her face.
Pc Ben Spencer said: “This was a nasty assault on a pregnant woman.
“Fortunately she did not suffer any serious injuries.
“I would appeal for anyone who witnessed this assault or see anyone in the area acting suspiciously to contact me.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Spencer at Harwich police station on 101.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org