POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed of her handbag and assaulted.
The 42-year-old victim was walking along Basildon Drive in Laindon at 6pm on Wednesday February 1 when a green people carrier pulled up alongside.
Up to six men got out and threatened her. They stole her handbag and she was assaulted. She suffered a black eye, bruises and scratches.
Investigating officer DC Jodie Kinsley said: “This was a nasty incident that happened during the early evening in a busy residential area.”
The victim was walking in the direction of Holst Avenue at the time of the robbery.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Dc Kinsley at Basildon CID on 101 or report online at www.essex.police.uk/do-it-online
Alternatively, they can contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not have to attend court.