Update: Sun Jan 18th
DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a stabbing at Aveley in which a man was seriously injured.
Police were called to High Street shortly before 3pm on Saturday January 17 after reports of an altercation between two men at the Crown and Anchor pub.
A local man aged in his 20s was found to have a number of stab wounds and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to a hospital in London. His condition today was said to be serious but stable.
A man was seen running off after the incident and despite extensive searches involving the helicopter and ground units there was no trace of him.
DCI Mark Hall of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: "Forensic examinations remain on-going and searches have been conducted locally.
"We want to hear from any witnesses who were in the pub at the time of the altercation and would like to hear from anyone who saw the man running away.”
Anyone with information should contact detectives at Grays CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report information at the Crimestoppers website.
Update: 1625 hrs: Sat Jan 17th
Essex Police has confirned that they have attended, along with paramedics a report of a stabbing in the High Street, Aveley.
The location is believed to be the Crown and Anchor pub.
The incident happened at just after 3pm.
The local man was transferred to hospital with a serious stab wound.
Enquiries in the local area are continuing.
Incident: 1545 hrs: Sat Jan 17th
YT has received a report of a possible stabbing in Aveley.
We understand that police and ambulance crews are in attendance at a public house in the High Street area of the village.
YT has contacted the police.
More to follow.