Barking man arrested after alleged assault in Southend

A man has been arrested after three men were attacked in Southend last night, Wednesday June 9.

Police were called to Pleasant Road shortly after 9pm. Officers found three men in their twenties had been assaulted.

The victims were taken to hospital with injuries which were not life-changing or life-threatening and they have all been discharged.

A 20-year-old man from Barking has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in custody.

Chief Inspector Ian Hughes, Southend District Commander, said: “This incident occurred in a very public place and is understandably causing concern among our community.

“Our officers were on patrol in the area at the time and were quickly on the scene and arrested a man in connection with the incident. Thankfully none of the three victims were seriously injured.

“Although Southend remains a safe place to live and work, we do understand that some crimes have a higher community impact so to provide some additional reassurance we have brought in extra resources from across the force to increase our visibility. This will continue throughout the summer which will mean people will be seeing more of us, more frequently.

“We are also working with other agencies and key stakeholders to ensure we have the information to focus our patrols at the right places, at the right time. That means if you do intend on committing crimes in our town or around the borough, we will never be too far away and the likelihood is you will be arrested.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to call 101 and cite incident 1412 of June 9.

You can also 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.

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

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Mick Ferris

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