Appeal after teenagers stabbed in Southend

Police are investigating after two teenagers were stabbed in Southend after being confronted by a group of people in Eastern Esplanade.

The incident took place on Monday July 19 when the victims, two 17-year-old boys, were walking in the town. 

Officers were called shortly after 7.30pm to a nearby car park in Beach Road. One of the boys had sustained serious injuries to his stomach while the other had injuries to his hip and stomach. 

The first victim’s phone, charger, bag and some cash were stolen during the incident.

A number of people unconnected to the incident who were in the car park at the time who may have recorded the incident and police are appealing for these people to come forward.

There may also be dashcam footage of the early stages of the incident between 7.15pm and 7.30pm in Eastern Esplanade, very close to the Sealife Centre car park.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it should submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call 101 and quoting ref 42/142190/21 or 42/142196/21.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Mick Ferris

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