Police are looking for the person or people responsible for an attack on a homeless man who was assaulted as he slept in Basildon.
Officers were called to reports that a man, aged in his 40s, was attacked at around 10am close to the Northlands Park Community Association building, in Northlands Park, on Friday, December 30.
The victim suffered injuries to his face and was taken to Basildon Hospital for treatment.
He had items including identification and other personal documents, clothing, a sleeping bag and a large green and blue rucksack stolen.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Pc Hazel Rippingale at Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.