POLICE today appealed for information after a man was hit over the head with a metal bar in Tiptree.

The attack happened at around 3.30am on July 3 between Walnut Tree Way and Almond Close.

The victim, a man in his 20s from the local area, suffered a cut to his head.

A 24-year-old man from Colchester was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault.

He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries until August 1.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Colchester CID on 101.