Detectives are investigating a serious assault in Westcliff during the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called around 4.40am with reports of a fight involving four men on London Road between Milton Road and Burdett Avenue. 

Officers and paramedics arrived and a man in his 30s was taken to hospital with potentially life threatening injuries, however is now said to be in a stable condition. 

A 23 year-old man from Westcliff, a 28-year-old man from Southend and a 20-year-old man from Westcliff were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. All three men remain in police custody. 

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which they think may be of help. 

Please contact Southend CID on 101 quoting incident 204 of March 24. 

Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at