A gang of masked yobs attacked two people during an attempted robbery at a shop.

The youths tried to steal alcohol from Bargain Booze, Long Road, Canvey last night.

They attacked a man and a pregnant woman during the incident.

The furious partner of the woman took to Facebook to criticise the yobs.

A spokesman for Essex Police: "We were called shortly after 9.40pm on Thursday 11 April with reports a group of teenagers alcohol from Bargain Booze in Long Road, Canvey.

"They also assaulted a man and a woman in the shop.

"Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 1205 of April 11."