A MAN has been arrested after a vicious attack with a belt in a bar toilet.

The victim, a 34-year-old man, needed surgery after he was struck in the face.

An Essex Police spokesman said he was "slashed" in the face with a belt at Bentley's Bar, in Marine Parade East, Clacton

The attack happened at 1am on Sunday.

The spokesman added: "A 23-year-old man from Clacton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and is currently in custody for questioning."