Boys arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after teen seriously injured in Chelmsford

-Credit:Matt Lee/EssexLive
-Credit:Matt Lee/EssexLive

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Chelmsford overnight. Emergency services rushed to the outskirts of the city centre on Tuesday evening (April 30) after a man was seriously injured.

Essex Police said they were called at around 8:25pm and a man, aged 18, was found with life-threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital.

He is no longer fighting for his life but remains at hospital. Two boys, aged 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in custody.

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Detective Inspector Guy Turnbull said: "Thank you to everyone who has contacted our officers so far. Every piece of information may help us complete the picture of the events of last night.

"We have several teams of officers working on this investigation and you will see our officer in the area of Avon Road throughout the day. We’d like to assure the public we believe this is an isolated incident and that there is no wider risk to the public"

Officers remain at the scene in Avon Road and the nearby field while they investigate and any information people may have could be vital to support them. If you have any doorbell or dashcam footage that will help our officers, please get in touch quoting incident number 1139 of Tuesday 30 April.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm."

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