A MAN was allegedly battered with a cricket bat in front of children at his Rayleigh home.

Jai Moore, 24, is alleged to have caused grievous bodily harm to Luke Bates at a house in Rayleigh.

Mr Bates suffered a broken arm, nose and fingers in the alleged attack on Saturday.

Moore appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court yesterday also charged with drink-driving, possession of an offensive weapon and assault causing actual bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Basildon Crown Court on October 17.