Appeal for information after woman seriously injured in Southend stabbing

An attempted murder investigation has been launched following a serious assault in Southend on Monday April 29.

Police were called to St Marys Court on Victoria Avenue in Southend shortly before 4am following reports of a 19-year-old woman being seriously assaulted.

The woman was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds. She remains in hospital in a serious condition with potentially life-changing injuries.

Three men and one woman from Southend were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. They have since been released on bail.

Enquiries remain ongoing within Essex Police’s Serious Crime Directorate and detectives are continuing to appeal for the public’s support with the investigation.

Deputy Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector James Holmes said “We are working quickly to establish the circumstances around this assault, where a young woman has been left with significant injuries.

“Our early enquiries indicate that two people, a white man and a black man left the scene shortly after the assault and we are looking for the public’s help to identify them.

“We are asking anyone who was driving in or lives in the vicinity of Victoria Avenue in Southend at around 3:30am on Monday to contact us with any dashcam footage, CCTV footage or any information.

“A Major Incident Public Portal has been created as a way for the public to submit information. Alternatively, you can contact us using the usual channels in order to help us find those responsible.”

Quote reference number 94 of April 29.

The Major Incident Public Portal can be accessed

here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020124Q94-PO2

You can submit a report on the website: https://www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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