A teenager was stabbed in the chest during an attack in Grays.

The victim, a 17 year-old boy, was attacked in Charles Street some time between 8.30pm and 9.20pm on Tuesday, February 5.

He was attacked after being approached by a group of five or six people and suffered a small wound to his chest.

The injury is not life-threatening or life-changing.

Police telieve this was a targeted and isolated attack and say there is no risk to the wider public.

Anyone who saw or heard anything, or has CCTV or dash cam footage, or any other information should call police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/19639/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.