Police are appealing for information following an assault in Rochford.
The victim, a man in his 30s, was in Malting Villas Road at the rear of an address in Middle Mead at around 1.30am today (Saturday, April 29) when a dark-coloured Audi pulled up and a man got out of the from the rear.
Following a verbal altercation, the man stabbed the victim and struck him on the head with an unknown object.
The victim suffered a stab wound on his back.He was taken to hospital and his injuries are not life-threatening.
PC Christopher Morgan said: “We believe this was an isolated, targeted attack and do not believe there is any threat posed to the wider public.
“I’m keen to speak to anyone who was in the area this morning, saw the vehicle, or has any other information about the incident.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Morgan on 101 quoting incident 86 of 29/04 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.