Detectives are appealing for information after a man was attacked on Thursday, April 27, outside his home near Monastery Road, Laindon.
The 53-year-old victim was approached outside his home by a boy, who was described as white, and in his late teens, wearing a dark blue hoody.
It was reported that he then stabbed the victim, who suffered an injury to the abdomen.
It is thought the suspect then made off on foot.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.
Police believe this to be an isolated incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Rob Lewis on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.