DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following an altercation in High Street, Aveley on Tuesday.

Police were called at around 1pm with reports that a man in his 20s was assaulted by four men.

The man had just gotten into his white pick-up truck with a drop side when this occurred. 

The four men believed to be in their 20s were driving a silver car.
Police believe this was a targeted attack. 

If anyone has any information, CCTV or dashcam footage they are asked to call Grays CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/143388/20. Alternatively, you can report it online at