POLICE are appealing for information after restaurant staff were assaulted this morning.

The incident which took place at the McDonald’s restaurant in Galleys Corner, Braintree happened at around 2.40am today (April 20).

A group of men entered the premises and two of the group were involved in a disturbance after being asked not to drink alcohol on the premises.

A police spokesman said: “A staff member, a 23-year-old man from Halstead, was punched to the ground and his head was stamped on.

“He was knocked unconscious and suffered bruising and swelling to his face and head.

“A second staff member, a 20-year-old man from Braintree, was punched in the face, causing cuts and bruising.

“We want to speak to the two men pictured in connection with this incident.

Anyone who recognises them or has any information is asked to call DC Gemma White at Braintree CID on 101 quoting reference 42/61523/19.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.