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A man and a woman, who were arrested within two minutes of a serious assault in Southend have been charged and remanded into custody.
Officers were called to Southend High Street at around 6:20pm on Monday, 14 August following reports of a man being seriously assaulted outside WH Smiths.
The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries, not deemed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
Within two minutes of the assault being reported, officers arrested a man and a woman in connection with this investigation.
Lisa Allen, 42 of Hastings Road, Southend has since been charged with Section 18- wounding with intent, possession of a class B drug and harassment.
Michael Darcey, 36 of Crowstone Road, Westcliff has been charged with Section 18- wounding with intent.
They have both been remanded into custody and will next appear at Basildon Crown Court on 13 September.
Investigating officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or have any CCTV, dashcam or video footage to contact us.
You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.
Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.
Alternatively you can call us on 101.
In an emergency always call 999.
If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.
Please quote incident 1127 of 14 August when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.
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