A GANG punched and kicked a man during a robbery in Colchester.

The victim, a man aged in his 20s, was approached just before 10.40pm on January 17 in Forest Road, Greenstead.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "He was told to empty his pockets and was then punched and kicked.

"It is believed between three and four men were responsible. One of the suspects is depicted in the efit image."

The extent of his injuries or what was stolen have not been revealed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Caroline Cross at Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.