Detectives from Southend CID, investigating a serious assault in Westcliff, are appealing for witnesses.
We received several calls at around 1.30am on Saturday 4 February notifying us of a disturbance at Cranley Road.
It was reported that two cars were in collision at the location and that the driver of one of the cars had been dragged out of his car and assaulted.
Officers responded and found the victim, 20s, had been stabbed in the abdomen and struck on the head with a hammer for which he required hospital treatment. The suspects, a large group of 10-15 men, also damaged his car.
Detective Constable Mike Ward, investigating, said: “This was a loud disturbance and would have garnered a lot of attention.
“We’d ask anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the assault or has any information about it to contact us.
“No matter how small, we can piece all the information together in an effort to progress our investigation.”
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 on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.
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 on Twitter at @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.
Please quote crime reference 42/21388/23 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.