Southend: Appeal for footage after teenagers stabbed in town centre
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We are investigating after two teenagers were stabbed in Southend after being confronted by a group of people in Eastern Esplanade.
The incident took place on Monday 19 July when the victims, two 17-year-old boys, were walking in the town.
We were called shortly after 7.30pm to a nearby car park in Beach Road.
When we arrived, we found the teenage boys had been stabbed. One victim sustained serious injuries to his stomach while the other sustained injuries to his hip and stomach.
The first victim's phone, charger, bag and some cash were also stolen during the incident.
We know there were a number of people unconnected to the incident who were in the car park at the time who may have recorded the incident and we are appealing for these people to come forward to speak to us.
We believe there may also be dashcam footage available of the early stages of the incident between 7.15pm and 7.30pm in Eastern Esplanade, very close to the Sealife Centre car park.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it should submit a report online or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
You can also call us on 101 and cite 42/142190/21 or 42/142196/21.
Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers or call 0800 555 111.