Essex Police are appealing for information after a double stabbing.
Officers were called shortly after 11 o’clock last night (Tuesday May 17) to reports of a disturbance involving a group of about six men in Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, near the junction with Fenton Road.
An 18-year-old man had been stabbed in the neck and a 22-year-old man had been stabbed in the leg.
The victims, both from the Thurrock area, were taken to hospital. The first victim remains in a serious condition. The second victim s injuries were serious but not life threatening.
Officers carried out an extensive search of the area, assisted by a police helicopter, and enquiries are ongoing to locate the suspects.
The area is cordoned off while forensic examinations take place.
Police say they’re also carrying out extra patrols to try and provide reassurance to the local community.