A man’s critically ill in hospital after tackling two suspected shoplifters in Wickford.
He ran after the two youths but was later found injured.
A 15-year-old boy’s been arrested on suspicion of GBH.
Police are still trying to find a second suspect following the incident at Costcutter, Southend Road, around 8.15pm on Saturday (March 19.)
The man’s been taken to Queens Hospital in Romford and is in a stable condition.
Any witnesses are asked to contact police at Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.