Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a disturbance which left three men injured and requiring hospital treatment.
Police were contacted at 9.20pm on Wednesday August 10 following reports of a large fight near to the Nisa store on Kings Road, Brentwood.
When officers arrived they found three men had suffered injuries, a 26-year-old man suffered a broken nose, a 30-year-old man suffered stab wounds to the arm and a third man had stab injuries to the back and suffered a collapsed lung. He was taken to the Royal London Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy from Brentwood on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He remains in custody.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident and would like to hear from any witnesses.
Acting DI Mark Barber said: “The Kings Road area of Brentwood is very busy day and night and we would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident.
“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of what happened.
“Incidents such as this are very rare in Brentwood and I would like to reassure residents that detectives are working around the clock to bring all of those responsible to justice.
Witnesses to the incident can contact officers at Brentwood CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.