A MAN was knocked unconscious from behind and robbed during a terrifying incident in Colchester.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking along Greenstead Road, near to the junction of Harwich Road, at about 9.30pm on Wednesday, June 9.

He was struck from behind and knocked unconscious, sustaining injuries to his head and face.

His backpack and personal possessions were stolen.

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A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We need anyone who saw anything or has CCTV, dash cam, or door bell footage to contact us.

"We'd also ask people living in the area to check their driveways for any discarded items."

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/109782/21.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.