Two teenage boys have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed and left with potentially life changing injuries in an attack in Leigh.
Emergency services were called to reports of a disturbance on Two Tree Island, near Leigh Skate Park and Leigh Golf Range, at about 8.40pm last night.
After the incident, a teenage boy was taken to hospital with a potentially life-changing stab wound.
Following the disturbance, two teenagers have been arrested in connection with offences including attempted murder and GBH with intent.
Officers have arrested a 15 year-old boy from Leigh on suspicion of attempted murder and a 16 year-old boy from Westcliff on suspicion of GBH with intent.
They both remain in custody.
Essex Police is increasing officer visibility across Southend as a result of the incident.
The officers will be focusing on seven areas which are popular with the public including large stretches of the waterfront from Shoebury to Old Leigh, and Southend High Street.
Detective Inspector Marcus Dodd said: “I know this incident will be concerning but officers responded quickly and two arrests have been made.
“As part of our ongoing work to tackle violence and disorder across the Southend district, we are increasing officer visibility.
“Our priorities include minimising the opportunity to commit high-harm crimes, such as robbery and violence, tackling anti-social behaviour and policing the night-time economy.”
Police are also appealing for anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage to contact officers.
Anyone with any information can submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the live chat button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
Quote incident 1177 of 29 June.