More arrests after woman in Southend found with 'potentially life changing' injuries

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Police have now made seven arrests in connection with the incident -Credit:Ollie Millington/Getty Images

Police have made two more arrests after a 19-year-old woman was found with 'potentially life changing injuries' in Essex. Emergency services were called to St Marys Court, Victoria Avenue, Southend, shortly before 4am on Monday (April 29).

On Friday, May 3, a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 39-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Essex Police said both remain in custody for questioning on Saturday.

The latest arrests bring the total since the start of the investigation up to seven. Previously, three men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and a 16 year-old boy from Southend was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder - all five have been bailed until July.

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An Essex Police spokesperson said: "Enquiries remain ongoing within Essex Police’s Serious Crime Directorate and detectives are continuing to appeal for the public’s support with the investigation."

How to contact Essex Police if you have information about this incident

The Essex Police Major Incident Public Portal can be accessed here. You can also police by submitting a report on their website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Anyone who wants to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.