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We responded to reports of an incident on Canvey Island yesterday afternoon, Monday 27 February, shortly before 10.50am.
We had received a report of a disturbance involving several people, some of whom were reported to have weapons, in Link Road, Canvey.
That account included a witness describing a man who had been visibly injured.
Officers were on the scene quickly, but no victim or suspects could initially be located and there was no evidence of any assault taking place.
Our enquiries have not identified any victims at this stage. We continue to investigate the circumstances around this incident. At this stage there is no evidence of any weapons being used in public.
As we stated yesterday, we are also exploring whether this report is connected to an earlier incident in First Avenue, which took place at about 7.30am yesterday morning.
As a result of our enquiries, two people have been arrested.
A 14-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man, both from Canvey Island, are in custody being questioned on suspicion of attempted burglary.
Detective Inspector Nick Brunton, of Castle Point and Rochford CID, said:
“Residents will have noticed a policing presence in the area yesterday whilst we responded to both incidents.”
“Whilst our enquiries are in their infancy, at this stage we believe both incidents were isolated and at no stage was there a wider threat to the Canvey community.”
Inspector Cathy Calder, of the Castle Point and Rochford community policing team, added:
“We will always respond to reports of serious incidents appropriately and yesterday’s incident in Link Road is no different. Our priority is always the safety of our communities.
“Two people are now in custody and our detective teams will piece together to circumstances around both incidents.”
We’re currently responding to a report of a serious incident on Canvey Island.
We received a report of a disturbance involving several people, some of whom had weapons, in Link Road, Canvey, shortly before 10.50am this morning, Monday 27 February.
The report included a witness describing a man who had been visibly injured.
Officers were on the scene quickly, but no victim or suspects could be located.
We’re continuing to work to identify those involved.
As a result of those enquires, there is a large policing presence on the island.
Whilst we are keeping an open mind, we are exploring the possibility that this incident is linked to an earlier disturbance in First Avenue, which took place at about 7.30am this morning.
There are no reports of any injuries relating to that incident.
We need anyone with information on either incident to get in touch.
Specifically, we’d like to speak to anyone with dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage of the incidents.
If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.
You can let us know by submitting a report online or by using our Live Chat service.
Live Chat is an online service available on our website Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm, where you can send and receive real-time direct messages with an online digital 101 operator.
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Alternatively you can call us on 101.
To find out more about the different reporting services visit our 'Help Us Help You' webpage.
If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.
Please cite incident 153 of 27 February for the First Avenue incident and 351 of 27 February for the Link Road incident.