Man attacked and robbed in alleyway close to Pier Avenue in Clacton

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police investigating reports a man was robbed in Clacton believe his attackers assaulted and stole cash from him in an alleyway.

Detectives said a man in his 50s reported being attacked after withdrawing money from an ATM in Magdalen Road on Saturday, at around 12.15am.

He was approached by two men as he walked through an alleyway near Barnes House in Pier Avenue, they added, where the pair assaulted him.

They also stole a three-figure sum of cash from him and the victim was left with facial injuries.

Police are keen for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

To help, call Ds Dan Jeffries at Clacton CID quoting reference 42/8712/18.

Or, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.