Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed in Harlow.
Officers were contacted by the ambulance service at 12.30am today, Wednesday June 22.
The men, both aged 19, had been attacked in an underpass between the A1169 and Little Pynchons.
One suffered wounds to his head, arms and legs, the other suffered wounds to his face and hands.
Their injuries are not life threatening and the second man has since been discharged from hospital.
Police carried out a search of the area for the suspects responsible for the attack and enquiries are ongoing to locate them.
Ds Natalie Rooney of Harlow CID said: “We believe this was a targeted attack and we are treating it as an isolated incident.
“I would like to thank members of the public who have already come forward with information and appeal for anyone who saw what happened or has any information to please contact us on 101.
“Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org