POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a knife attack in Grays.

A local man in his 30s suffered cuts to his back and shoulder during the incident at Church Path, off Church Street at about  3.20pm on Wednesday, July 9.

He was taken to hospital but was allowed home later that evening.

A police spokesman said: "An extensive enquiries have been carried out to find the man in the CCTV image but officers have not been able to identify him."

Anyone with information should contact Pc Mark Cotgrove at Grays CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.