Fourth arrest in connection with targeted attack in Southend that left one man with life changing injuries and another in critical condition

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with an incident in Southend where two men sustained serious injuries.

One man was found injured near to the Odeon cinema near London Road and another was discovered near to College Way at around 11.30pm on Thursday August 20.

They both remain in hospital – one has life-changing injuries while the other remains in a critical condition.

A 28 year-old man from Isleworth was arrested today, Sunday August 23, on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession with intent to supply drugs.

A 28 year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, a 24 year-old woman arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife in a public place, GBH with intent, and possession of a firearm, and a 22 year-old man arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and possession of a Class B have all been released on bail until September 15.

The 24 year-old woman has been told she faces no further action in relation to an offence of ABH and the 22 year-old man has been told he faces no further action in relation to an offence of robbery.

Police believe this was a targeted attack and poses no risk to the wider public.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who saw what happened, has any CCTV or dash cam footage or any other information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 1542 of 20 August or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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