Police are investigating following a serious assault in Southchurch Avenue, Southend, in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday October 30.
A man aged in his 30s suffered serious burn injuries, which are believed to be life-changing, and he remains in hospital for treatment.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the attack, which police are treating as a targeted incident.
A 52-year-old man from Southend, 32-year-old man from Grays, and a 39-year-old man of no fixed address, have all been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. A 51-year-old woman from Westcliff has been arrested on suspicion of the same offence and, in addition, driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Southend CID on 101 quoting incident 0042 of 30 October. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit information through their website.