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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