A man suffered stab wounds to his neck, thigh and foot in an evening attack near a shopping parade.

The victim was attacked in in Southview Road, Vange at about 8.25pm last night.

Witnesses reported seeing five police cars, an ambulance and a cordon around a car.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a man being assaulted in Southview Road, Vange at around 8.25pm on Tuesday 12 January.

"We attended and found a man who had sustained injuries to his neck, thigh, and foot.

"Our enquiries are ongoing. If you have any information about the incident please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/6883/21 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."