A WOMAN has been charged with assault after a man was stabbed in Southend.

Colette Coverdale, 42, of Southchurch Avenue, has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.

The charge relates to an incident in Southchurch Avenue on Sunday shortly after 12.15pm where a man in his 40s was stabbed.

He was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Coverdale is due to appear at Southend Magistrate's Court today.