A taxi driver has been attacked and threatened by a hammer-wielding gang.

Police were called at around 10.15pm to High Street, Brentwood.

The men ran from the scene before being stopped by police at around 10.50pm in Rose Valley, Brentwood.

A 29-year-old man from Hornchurch and two men, aged 23 and 28 from Hockley, remain in custody for questioning