DETECTIVES are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an assault on a dog-walker in south Essex.

A man in his 50s had been walking through Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park in Rochford at 2pm on Saturday, January 11 when he was punched in the face by a man.

On Monday, January 13, a 58-year-old man from the Southend area was arrested on suspicion of assault and later released on police bail until Wednesday, February 26 pending further enquiries.