TWO teenagers were assaulted by a group of youths who tried to steal one victim's bag.

At around 4pm on Saturday, February 16, the boys were approached between Station Approach and Flitch Way, Braintree, by another teenager.

The suspect tried to grab one of the victim's bag, however he refused to let go.

Several other teenagers then approached the victims and began assaulting them.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We are keen to speak to members of the public, who we believe may have broken up the altercation."

Anyone with information is asked to call Braintree's Community Policing Team on 101 quoting the reference 42/30089/19.

You can also call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111