TEENAGE boys have been charged after a stabbing in Leigh.

The teenagers, aged 15 and 17, will appear at court today following the attack in The Broadway on Thursday night.

The victim, also a teenager, was stabbed at around 8.50pm.

He was taken to hospital for further treatment, but his injuries are not considered to be life threatening or life changing.


The 17-year-old from Leigh has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a Class B drug in relation to the incident.

The 15-year-old boy from Westcliff has been charged with two counts of possession of a bladed article.

They will appear in Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.


A third boy, aged 15, who was arrested in connection with the investigation will face no further action.

Police are still appealing for information on the attack.

Call 101 and quote incident 1485 of June 3 or visit www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.