Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in Tilbury.

The 19 year-old was taken to Basildon Hospital with a gunshot wound to his stomach shortly before 7.15pm yesterday.

It is believed he was injured following an incident in the area of Raphael Avenue and Sullivan Road.

Essex Police officers cordoned the area off to investigate.

The victim remains in a serious and stable condition.

A 36 year-old man from Tilbury and a 40 year-old man in Stanford-le-Hope were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the early hours of this morning.

They are both currently in custody.

If you have any information about the incident please call us on 101 quoting incident 1114 of September 26 or email

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.