THE CCTV image of a man that police want to speak to in connection to last night’s incident has been released.

Detectives are investigating an assault in Southend yesterday evening which left a man with stab wounds to his neck and stomach.

A man was attacked in Marine Parade shortly before 8.10pm.

He has been taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A Section 60 Authority, where officers can carry out stop and searches without reasonable grounds and a dispersal order was put in place in response to this and a number of other incidents.

Essex Police do not believe this incident poses an ongoing risk to the wider public.

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They are appealing for anyone who saw anything, has any footage, or recognises the man pictured to contact them.

If you have any information you can submit a report online at or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 1371 of 17 June.

You can also call on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.