Essex Police are investigating a disturbance in Clacton during which a car was allegedly driven at a man.

The incident happened at about 7.45am on Wednesday June 19 close to the Co-op shop in Coopers Lane.

It was reported that there had been a confrontation between two men, one older than the other.

Police say the incident resulted in the older men chasing the younger man into the Co-op.

A short time later, a red van was driven at the younger man, which struck his bicycle but thankfully did not hit him and he was able to get to safety.

The bike was badly damaged.

At this stage no arrests have been made and Essex police are following a number of lines of enquiry.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Anyone with information should submit a report on our website by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

“Visit to find out more about our website reporting services.

“Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

“Please cite crime reference 42/94329/24.”