A MAN, woman and 16-year-old boy have been arrested following a mass street brawl in Benfleet which left two men with stab wounds.

Detectives shut part of the A13 from Benfleet, between Kiln Road and Shipwrights Drive, this morning as they forensically examine the scene.

Trouble broke out between Kiln Road and Benfleet Road at about 12.45am today.

Several fights are believed to have broken out leaving the two men from East London, who are both in their 30s, with stab wounds.

One of the men has been allowed home after treatment while the second remains in a serious condition.

As police continue to probe the scene they are advising motorists to seek alternative routes.

*Did you see the fight or were you there? Contact crime reporter Gina Marden on 01268 469379 or email gina.marden@nqe.com.