A woman was left bleeding in the road after she was allegedly struck over the head with a full shopping bag containing bottles of wine.

Members of the public rushed to help and call the emergency services after the incident in Glynn Road, Burnham, on Friday.

The 56-year-old suffered minor head injuries and was taken to Broomfield Hospital by paramedics where she was treated for her injuries.

She is now recovering at home.

A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed that there were a couple of bottles of wine in the shopping bag and that the woman’s injuries were a result of the broken glass.

A 62-year-old man from the Dunmow area was arrested on suspicion of assault on Monday lunchtime and has now been bailed until August 13.