Police are appealing for witnesses after a stabbing in Stanley Road, Southend shortly before 5pm on Tuesday, June 13.
Two suspects have approached a 16-year-old boy before stabbing him with a knife. Officers believe they may have stolen something from the victim.
The boy is currently in a stable but not life-threatening condition at Royal London hospital.
Police would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident and there are no threats or concerns for the wider public.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.