Appeal after stabbing during attempted robbery in Southend

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Southend.

At around 12.25pm on Thursday November 25 the victim was alone in Lifstan Way play area near Riviera Drive when he was approached by two unknown men who demanded he hand over his bike and bag.

A disturbance followed and the teenage boy was stabbed once in the leg.

The two men left the scene empty-handed. They were last seen heading towards Southend East train station.

Both suspects are described as being aged 19-22-years-old.

One is described as being of mixed heritage and taller than the other man. He had long black hair that may have been in braids or cornrows and was wearing a black coat and black tracksuit.

He was in possession of a knife.

The second man is described as white, around 5ft 8inches tall, with skinny arms and legs but wide shoulders. He had long dirty blonde hair in curtains and wore a light grey tracksuit possibly with green accents on it. He wore black Airforce 95s.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident or who knows the identity of the men to contact them on101 quoting crime report 42/273550/21.

You can also submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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