A group pulled a man from his car and stole it.

At around 12.25pm on December 9 a man in his 20s was sitting on the Princes Road in Buckhurst Hill when a man approached the passenger door.

He got into the car, assaulted the victim and pulled him out of the car.

A group of men were waiting to assault him further.

It is believed the group had a baseball bat.

The men stole his watch and phone and then drove off in his car.

The phone and car have both since been recovered.

The victim was left with a suspected broken arm and went to hospital for treatment.

If you saw or heard anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information please call police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/180213/18.

While police reported that the incident happened outside the Three Colts Pub, the establishment's landlord Adam Brookes claimed it happened 70m down the road close to the children's play park.

He said: "I first heard about the incident when the police came in.

"I am completely confident it is nothing to do with the pub.

"The fact that the police brought my pub into this story has angered me."

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.