A MAN is in serious condition in hospital following an incident in Stanford-le-Hope last night, December 24.
Officers were contacted with reports of a fight in progress in The Green, just before midnight.
A 22-year-old man received stab wounds to the stomach and has been taken to Basildon Hospital.
A scene guard has been established and investigations are on going.
DI Natalie Rooney said: “There was a private party being held in a marque at the rear of the Inn on the Green and there will have been many people who would have seen the events both leading up to and of the man being assaulted. My team need to speak to all of those people.”
Anyone with information should contact detectives at Grays CID on 101 or Crim