Police are at Cherrydown East in Basildon following reports of a stabbing.
Officers were called shortly after 3.42am this morning with concerns for the welfare of a man in the area.
A man, aged in his late teens, was fund with injuries to his hand thought to have been caused by a knife.
He has been taken to hospital with injuries that while not considered life-threatening, could be life-changing.
A cordon remains in place as enquiries continue to establish what happened.
Police would like to hear from anybody who was in the area and heard or saw any suspicious vehicles or behaviour.
They are particularly keen for those with CCTV, dash cam and doorbell footage to get in contact with them.
Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously.
Please reference incident 78of 12 November when providing any information to ensure it gets to the investigating officer as quickly as possible.