Appeal for information following stabbing incident in Chelmsford

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Police are investigating following an incident in Chelmsford last night (Friday August 26) in which a man sustained a stab wound.

It was reported to have happened at around 10.15pm.

A man said that as he was walking, he jumped out of the way of a car he believed was driving towards him at Queensland Crescent, junction with Albany Close. Shortly after, the car collided with a fence in nearby Hobart Close.

The occupants exited the car and the victim, a man in his 30s, was stabbed in the leg. He was taken to hospital for treatment where his injury is described as non-life threatening.

Detective Chief Inspector Nathan Hutchinson, leading the investigation, said: “Officers responded quickly to reports of this incident and to ensure the victim received help.

“We’ve already carried out a number of enquiries and spoken to residents but we’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information that can help our investigation.

“Officers will be in the Queensland Crescent vicinity today carrying out house-to-house enquiries and I would ask residents in the local area to check any CCTV or doorbell footage to see if they have captured anything that could help us.

“We would also like anyone driving in the area around 10.15pm last night to check their dash cam footage.”

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage, you can submit a report on the police website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about website reporting services.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

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

Please quote incident 1459 of August 26 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

Mick Ferris

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