A MAN in his 20s was stabbed in Basildon following on altercation with a group of girls.

The victim went to hospital and suffered stab wounds to his leg, stomach, and wrist.

The incident took place on Friday, February 22 at 10pm, at Travers Way.

It was reported that following the altercation with the group of girls, one of them made a phone call and soon after two men arrived riding bicycles, wearing hooded jackets with their faces covered.

One of the men then threatened the victim with a knife before stabbing him.

The injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers are carrying out extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

If you saw or heard anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information please call Essex Police on 101 quoting incident 1467 of February 22.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.