Man stabbed near Grays train station

Thurrock Gazette: Picture by Louis Allan Picture by Louis Allan

A MAN has been stabbed in the back in broad daylight near a central train station.

Police are on the hunt for two men after the 35-year-old was stabbed in the back and shoulder near Grays train station shortly before 3.30pm.

Officers sealed off the area, with some commuters reporting on Twitter they were trapped in the train station, while the air ambulance landed on a patch of land next to St Peter’s Church.

However, the man was treated by paramedics from the East of England Ambulance taken to the Royal London Hospital by land - his unjuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called shortly before 3.30pm to reports of a man with stab wounds to his shoulder and back.

"The 35-year-old man has been taken to a hospital in London where his injuries will be assessed.

"Enquiries continue to identify the whereabouts of two male suspects.
"A helicopter was despatched but the victim was transported to hospital by land."

How some in Grays reacted to the incident;

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11:01pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ebagumtrebor says...

No Description! Lets have a wild stab in the dark, no pun intended.
No Description! Lets have a wild stab in the dark, no pun intended. ebagumtrebor
  • Score: 12

11:12pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Indred Cold says...

What the f**k is going on
What the f**k is going on Indred Cold
  • Score: 13

8:53am Thu 10 Jul 14

Drunken Master says...

Who remembers when you could walk down the road in Thurrock without fear of being mugged, stabbed or beaten up? Wasn't that long ago but how times change when you have an influx of non-indigenous people.
Who remembers when you could walk down the road in Thurrock without fear of being mugged, stabbed or beaten up? Wasn't that long ago but how times change when you have an influx of non-indigenous people. Drunken Master
  • Score: 24

11:12am Thu 10 Jul 14

woodsider says...

As police are not asking for help seems like the perpetrators might be known to the victiim. Most violent crime is within the group and less so on innoceent bystanders. Wherever they are from Grays population has grown rapidly and the authorities have not kept pace with the change. Without zero tolerance policing crime will only continue to rise. Doesnt bode well for attracting students to the new college, on which the council places its hopes for improvements to Grays.
As police are not asking for help seems like the perpetrators might be known to the victiim. Most violent crime is within the group and less so on innoceent bystanders. Wherever they are from Grays population has grown rapidly and the authorities have not kept pace with the change. Without zero tolerance policing crime will only continue to rise. Doesnt bode well for attracting students to the new college, on which the council places its hopes for improvements to Grays. woodsider
  • Score: 20

1:12pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Paul_Grays says...

I know this is not the point of the story but was using an air ambulance really necessary? Isn't Orsett Hospital just down the road or Basildon Hospital is just a quick burst down the A13.
I know this is not the point of the story but was using an air ambulance really necessary? Isn't Orsett Hospital just down the road or Basildon Hospital is just a quick burst down the A13. Paul_Grays
  • Score: -1

2:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Marcus P says...

Drunken Master wrote:
Who remembers when you could walk down the road in Thurrock without fear of being mugged, stabbed or beaten up? Wasn't that long ago but how times change when you have an influx of non-indigenous people.
It is only going to get worse! No wonder there is huge flight out of Grays.
[quote][p][bold]Drunken Master[/bold] wrote: Who remembers when you could walk down the road in Thurrock without fear of being mugged, stabbed or beaten up? Wasn't that long ago but how times change when you have an influx of non-indigenous people.[/p][/quote]It is only going to get worse! No wonder there is huge flight out of Grays. Marcus P
  • Score: 5

2:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Sugarman says...

Orsett hospital A&E has been closed for years, there is only a minor injuries unit there and they would have have sent him to Basildon anyway, so might as well go straight there. I'm so glad my children have finished college now.
Orsett hospital A&E has been closed for years, there is only a minor injuries unit there and they would have have sent him to Basildon anyway, so might as well go straight there. I'm so glad my children have finished college now. Sugarman
  • Score: 2
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