An investigation has been launched after a man was struck on the head in his garden.

Essex Police is appealing for information following the assault, which happened shortly before 6.15pm yesterday.

The victim of the incident was attacked by a male, who had managed to break into a garden in Fishmarket Street, Thaxted.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment following the attack, however police say he did not suffer any serious injuries.

A force spokesman added: "If you saw or heard anything, have dash cam or CCTV footage, or any other information please call Braintree CID on 101 quoting incident 992 of February 5.

"Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."