A MAN is believed to have been struck behind with a bottle in an assault on Chelmsford High Street.

The man, 20, was attacked at around 12am on Saturday, August 9. The assault left him with cuts and bruises to his head and arms.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Pc Chloe Lingane, of Chelmsford police station, said: "At this time we have not been able to establish any reason as to why the victim was attacked or any events leading up to the assault. This happened on a busy road and I am hopeful that passers-by may have seen what happened.

“Two women came to the aid of the victim and I am keen to speak to them about whether they witnessed anything.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed the assault is asked to call Pc Lingane at Chelmsford police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.