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A man’s been arrested in connection with an assault in Westcliff which left a man with serious injuries.
It was reported the victim, who’s in his 20s, was approached by a man in Valkyrie Road shortly after midnight on Saturday (30 October) and assaulted.
He was taken to hospital but is no longer in a life-threatening condition.
A 31 year-old man from Westcliff was arrested yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.
Detective Inspector Kev Hughes, who’s leading the investigation, said:
“Our investigation is progressing and we are building a picture of the circumstances which led up to this assault.
“We continue to believe this was a targeted attack and there’s no threat from the incident to the wider public.
“You will continue to see a visible policing in presence in the area today.
“I still need anyone who saw what happened or has any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage of the incident or the moments leading up to it to come forward.”
If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
Please quote the crime reference number 42/248837/21.
You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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