A YOUNG man has required hospital treatment after being assaulted by a group of four men.

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault at around 12.30am on Sunday, December 12.

A 25-year-old man was assaulted by a group of men in Baddow Road, Chelmsford, at the taxi rank near the Nags Head as he and his brother were getting into a taxi.

He required hospital treatment for a facial injury and sustained a bleed behind his eye.

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Detective Constable James Cross, investigating, said: “The victim was assaulted by a group of four men after the victim reported accidently bumping into them.

“It was a busy time in the city, lots of people would have been going home after a Saturday night out in Chelmsford."

Officers ask anyone who saw what happened to call them on 101 quoting crime reference 42/289107/21.

Submit a report online at essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.