A man sustained stab wounds and another was allegedly punched repeatedly during a serious attack near a south Essex pub.

Police were called to Wharf Road, outside The Wharf Pub, shortly after midnight on Sunday following reports of two men being seriously assaulted.  

One man was reportedly punched several times and another man sustained stab wounds to his body.

They were taken to hospital and their injuries are described as serious, but not believed to be life-threatening.


An Essex Police spokesman said: "Enquiries remain ongoing and investigating officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything or have any further information to contact us.

"Please quote incident number 27 of 5 November when contacting us.

"You can let us know by submitting a report online or by using our Live Chat service."

Live Chat is an online service available on the Essex Police website Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm, where people can send and receive real-time direct messages with an online digital 101 operator.

To use the service, select the ‘Live Chat’ icon at the bottom right of the screen when they are on the website. It can be accessed from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Alternatively, call police on 101.

To make an anonymous report, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.