Man suffers stab wound in Westcliff

Detectives are investigating after a man was attacked in what is believed to be a drugs-related incident in Westcliff.

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 11pm on Wednesday June 30 to reports that a man aged in his 30s had been found injured at the junction of Fairfax Drive and Highfield Crescent.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for a stab wound to his abdomen. He remains in a serious but not life threatening condition.

Detective Inspector Steve Franklin said: “The victim suffered very serious injuries and it’s thanks to the medical treatment he received that his life has been saved.

“We would like to thank members of the public who assisted the victim and have helped with our enquiries so far.

“We believe he was attacked near Prittle Brook and the incident was drugs-related.

“We’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything, or has any camera footage that could help with our investigation.

“We’re committed to tackling violent and drugs related crime, which often go hand in hand, and last month alone our Op Raptor and Disruptor teams seized hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of drugs, made several arrests, and secured charges against suspected dealers.

“Intervention, rehabilitation and education are also crucial and we work closely with partners such as Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, the probation service, youth offending teams, social services and charities to help address the issues behind why people become involved in a lifestyle that puts them at greater risk of harm.”

Contact police online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm quoting incident 1462 of 30 June.
Alternatively, you can call 101.
Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Mick Ferris

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