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Police are investigating the assault of two men in Canvey.
The 18-year-olds were assaulted in a park in Linden Way shortly before 6.35pm yesterday, Thursday June 4.
One was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Officers carried out a search of the area and enquiries continued overnight.
They stopped a car in Canvey in the early hours of the morning and arrested a 16-year-old boy from Canvey on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A 37-year-old woman from Canvey was also arrested in connection with the incident which officers are treating as targeted.
Witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call Basildon CID on 101 quoting reference 42/79897/20.
You can also report online at https://www.essex.police.uk
Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org