A man`s been knocked unconscious after he was attacked in Laindon.
He got into a conversation with a man and woman on High Road just after midnight last Saturday.
The victim was then punched and kicked by the man.
He suffered bruising to his face, head and back.
The man is described as white, in his early 20s, 5ft 9inch, of average build, and with very short cropped hair, and close shaven.
The woman is described as white, in her early 20s, of slim build, with long, straight blonde hair, and wearing a white t-shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call Dc Rosie Holloway at Basildon CID on 101.
People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.