Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Southend yesterday evening, Friday, March 22 are appealing for information.

Officers were called to an address on Pleasant Road around 7pm with reports that a man had forced entry into the home of a man, aged in his 70s.

The man grabbed the victim and hit him with a hammer, before stealing money and a mobile phone.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life changing injuries.

Police would like to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious behaviour.

If you have information please call Southend CID on 101, quoting 42/45248/19.

You can also contact Independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at