A robber from Jaywick has been jailed for five years after a shopworker was attacked and mugged of takings.
The 44-year-old victim was walking from McColl`s newsagents in Tudor Parade to the post office nearby when three men struck his arms and legs several times with baseball bats.
They then snatched his bag containing cash.
45 year old Darren Hughes of Flowers Way was identified as one of the suspects.
Hughes, 45, denied a charge of robbery but changed his plea to guilty during the trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.
The five year sentence will be added onto a 50-month jail term he was given in April for his part in a knifepoint robbery at the Co-op in Coopers Lane, Clacton, on October 27, 2015.