EXTRA police have been brought in to patrol Southend town centre following a stabbing. Emergency services were called out to a property in York Road at 11.30am on Sunday following reports a man had suffered stab wounds in nearby Warrior Square. The square was cordoned off for two hours while a forensic examination was completed. The 19-year-old male victim from New Cross Gate in south London is currently in a stable condition in hospital after receiving treatments for a minor stab wound. He is currently refusing to tell police what happened. An 18-year-old from Borough in south London was arrested on suspicion of assault and later released on police bail until Saturday, July 20 pending further inquiries. Anyone with information in connection with the stabbing in Warrior Square is urged to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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