A MAN WAS stabbed following a mass brawl outside the Dog and Partridge public house in High Road, North Stifford.
The attack happened close to midnight on Friday.
The 24-year-old man was conveyed to Basildon hospital.
A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “A fight broke out between a group who had been drinking in the pub and a group who had been at the village hall across the road. A 24-year-old male is believed to have stab wounds to his back possibly from a bottle.”
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 0300 333 4444.”