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Three people have been arrested following a stabbing at Festival Leisure Park in Basildon.
Police were called just before 4.45am this morning, Saturday March 14, to reports that a man in his 20s had suffered a facial injury and a stab wound to the back whilst near Bella Italia.
He remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.
Officers worked quickly to identify several people believed to be involved and, as a result, a 22-year-old local woman was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker, and two men, both aged 25, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.
They are also keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving around the area at the time and has dash cam footage.
Please call Southend CID on 101 quoting incident 207 of Saturday 14 March. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.