POLICE are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Westcliff.

The boy, from Westcliff, was walking along Westborough Road with a friend at around 2.45pm on February 4, when they were approached by a man and a woman.

The man then struck the victim with an extendable baton, striking him a number of times leaving him with a cut to his head.

The suspect is described as white, wearing a brown jacket, was 6ft tall and has blond hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Victoria Leese at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.