Four masked men are wanted after attacking a man during an attempted robbery

Essex Police were called to at at an address on Hycliffe Garden, Chigwell at around 8.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, 11 February)

Officers received reports that four men wearing balaclavas had forced entry into the property.

One of the occupants was assaulted with what has been described as a baseball bat, when he challenged the intruders.

All four men got into a grey saloon-style car being driven by a fifth man in the direction of The Chase.

No items have been reported stolen.

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital with potentially serious but non-life changing physical injuries.

"We would like to speak to anyone who lives or was driving in the area and has a doorbell camera or dash cam footage" said Detective Sergeant Neale Parker from Loughton CID.

"We are also keen to speak to those who were in the area around the time and witnessed any suspicious behaviour.

"Anyone with information are asked to contact Loughton CID on 101, quoting crime reference 42/23441/20".

Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting

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