Police are progressing their investigation into an assault on a boy in Pitsea.
The 12-year-old victim has been treated for a knife wound to his back following the incident in Mayfair Avenue on Monday August 24.
Detective Inspector Sophie Hammonds said: “He is now in a stable condition in hospital, where he is being kept in as a precaution.”
Four teenagers remain in custody for questioning. A girl and three boys, all aged 14, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Anyone who saw what happened or has any mobile phone or CCTV footage is asked to call Basildon CID on 101 quoting incident 591 of August 24 or report online at https://www.essex.police.uk
You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org