Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Brentwood. 

At 1.20am on Sunday, April 29, a man approached the 46-year-old victim in the smoking area of the Essex Arms on Warley Hill and asked for a cigarette. 

When the victim declined, the man assaulted him. 

The suspect was described by the victim as being of mixed heritage, aged in his early 20s, of medium build, and about 5ft 10ins tall.

He had a round face, was clean shaven and had short, shaved black hair. 

If you saw this incident, or have any further information, please contact the Brentwood Local Policing Team on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/58584/18. 

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org