Serious assault in Shoeburyness

Police were called by ambulance service colleagues to Chapel Road, Shoeburyness shortly before 11.45pm on Sunday May 19 following a serious assault involving a knife.

A teenage boy was taken to hospital with a head injury. His condition is believed to be life-threatening.

DS Ami Evins, who leads the investigation said: “I would ask anyone who may know anything or can help our enquiry to contact us.

“We will remain in the area whilst we investigate, and would ask anyone with any information or footage of the incident or have concerns, to stop and speak to our officers who will remain in the area conducting high visibility patrols in the coming days.”

Chapel Road and Horseshoe Crescent were closed to motorists.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can let police know by submitting a report on the website www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

To make an anonymous report, you can contact independent charity on Twitter at @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 1493 of May 19.