Blackshots: Two in custody after stabbing and robbery

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TWO people are in custody following reports of a stabbing and robbery in Grays.

Three teenagers were approached by another group of teenagers in Jesmond Road at around 6.20pm on Tuesday, January 1.

After a verbal exchange, the second group allegedly began to rob and assault two members of the first group. The final member of the first group suffered a stab wound to the leg, which is not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

An 18-year-old man from Tilbury was later arrested on Lodge Lane in Grays on suspicion of GBH and robbery.

In the early hours of this morning, January 2, a second 18-year-old from Grays was arrested on suspicion of the same offences.

We believe this was a targeted attack and that all parties are known to each other.

Our enquiries are ongoing, but anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Grays CID on 101 quoting the incident number 1360 of 01/01.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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