A TEENAGER was stabbed in the arm following an altercation in Southend on Saturday night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy from Romford was stabbed during an assault in Eastern Esplanade at 7pm.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries and has since been discharged.

Officers carried out a search of the area for the suspect and continue to carry out enquiries which include reviewing CCTV.

The investigation into the circumstances remain ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened or has any information to come forward.

You can contact Southend CID quoting incident 42/140673/21.

You can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org