TWO men have been arrested after a man was punched in the face during the early hours of this morning.

Essex Police were called to The Lounge in Market Place, Braintree shortly after 3am (Saturday Nov 9), after receiving reports of several assaults. 

A 22-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker.

A 41-year-old man, also from the town, was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Both currently remain in custody for questioning.

Anyone with information about these assaults is asked to call Braintree's Local Policing Team on 101 quoting incident 155 of Saturday 9 November.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit information through their website.