Police are appealing for information following two separate stabbings in Canvey – just hours apart.
Officers received reports that a man had been stabbed in the stomach and leg in Benderloch on Monday night- after being chased down an alleyway by two men.
The victim had been sitting in his Peugeot when the suspects smashed his car windows.
He then ran off, before tripping and being attacked.
Earlier on Monday in the afternoon- a man was stabbed in the leg after being approached by two men while standing next to his Vauxhall Astra in Poplar Road.
The suspects also smashed his car window.
Both victims were both taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incidents are currently being investigated as targeted but isolated incidents.
Police have received descriptions of the suspects involved in the first incident.
The first suspect has been described as being of mixed heritage, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 11, of a stocky build and was wearing a black jacket with a fur hood.
The second suspect has been described as being aged in his 20s, around 5ft 11ins, of a slim build and was wearing a dark green khaki jacket.
Detectives say they believe they were driving a dark Peugeot vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call Basildon CID on 101 quoting either 725 or 1142 of 13/11 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.