A MAN was hit with a pool cue before being threatened with a chain and a bladed weapon in Harwich.

The man, 41, was attacked by two men at about 8.45pm on Sunday, May 4 in West Street.

The men hit the victim in the back with the cue and then went into a house and returned with a chain and a bladed weapon.

They then continued to threaten him.

Essex Police are appealing for information on the attack, which left the man with minor injuries.

Investigating officer Pc Paul Kilgannon said: "This was a Bank Holiday weekend so there would have been witnesses to this assault. I would ask anybody that does have any information to contact me.”

Anyone with information should contact Pc Kilgannon at Harwich by calling 101 or anonymously on 0800 555 111.