Arrests in connection with injuries to teenager in Southend

Mick Ferris
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Two men have been arrested as part of a police investigation into a serious incident in York Road, Southend, on October 11.

The arrests were made this morning in Southend and Westcliff.

The men, aged in their 30s, are being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder.

Another man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possession of a knife or blade. He has been released under investigation.

Police were called shortly before 4.25am on October 11. When officers attended, they found a teenage boy with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A second teenager was taken to hospital with injuries to his legs.

That teenager – 18-year-old Nicholas Manueno, of Cranberry Lane, London E16 – has been charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine, possession with intent to supply heroin, aggravated burglary, and common assault.

He was remanded into custody after a hearing at Southend Magistrates’ Court on October 20 and is due to appear in Chelmsford Crown Court on November 17.

Another man – 27-year-old Constantin Ozansoy, of Chingford Road, Walthamstow – has already been charged with aggravated burglary and common assault.

He has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on November 14.

The two other men arrested – a 26-year-old on suspicion of aggravated burglary and a 29- year-old on suspicion of GBH with intent and aggravated burglary – have both been released on bail until November 4.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about the incident.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, a special portal has been set up through which you can report information: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020122Q25-PO1

You can also 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.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/258333/22.

Mick Ferris

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