A MAN was attacked and robbed at knife point by a gang of men.

The 25-year-old victim was walking along Stour Road in Harwich at 10.50pm last night, February 18, when five or six men pushed him to the ground and kicked him.

One man threatened him with a knife. He went through his pockets, stealing his wallet.

A van driver saw what was going on and confronted the group, who then ran off towards Dovercourt town centre.

The five or six attackers are described as aged 18-25, one wearing a white hoody, the others had covered their faces with scarves.

Police are urgently asking for information and help to track down the driver of the dark coloured transit-style van to help with investigations.

Ds Tim Coyles said: "Police immediately search the area for the suspects but now we need to speak to the van driver who will hold vital witness information."

Anyone with information should call Dc Derek Lee at Clacton CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.