A LIFE-SAVING bleed control kit was used by nightclub staff after a double stabbing in Southend, it has emerged. 

Staff from MooMoo Clubrooms, on Warrior Square in Southend city centre, have been praised for leaping into action in a bid to help the victims, despite the incident not taking place at the club. 

Two men were taken to hospital with stab wounds just before 4am on Saturday morning.

Police have confirmed they are both recovering well and their conditions are not thought to be life-threatening.

The force confirmed a “life-saving catastrophic bleed kit” was taken to the scene by staff at MooMoo’s as they rushed to assist the victim.

The kit had only been donated to the area just weeks prior by Julie Taylor, who lost her grandson, Liam Taylor, aged just 19, after he was stabbed to death outside a pub in Writtle in January 2020.

Following his tragic death, The Liam Taylor Legacy was set up and is raising cash for bleed control kits up and down the country. 

Julie said: “I donated this to Popworld a few weeks ago and the manager said they would use it on both club sites.

“I am so glad to hear it was there to help and I am so grateful to the staff for their kindness and quick thinking.

“I am so upset to hear when anyone gets stabbed. Why are people not valuing life? You only get one life, and it is so precious.

“This week being Operation Sceptre week, we must highlight knife crime.

“My grandson should have been 23 today, but he is forever 19 because of knife crime.”

The kits, which cost £104 each, contain gloves, scissors, a foil blanket, a mouthguard for giving CPR, a trauma dressing, a chest seal, a pack bandage, and a tourniquet.

A spokesman for Essex Police added: “A few weeks ago, a life-saving catastrophic bleed kit was delivered to MooMoo Clubrooms Southend, in order to provide enhanced care to people suffering with a significant bleed.

“Following the awful assault on the High Street at the weekend, the staff at MooMoo rushed to assist the victim – despite the assault not being at the venue – and had the foresight to remember to take the kit.

“We work closely with all our venues in the city, especially MooMoo Clubrooms, and it is in these emergency situations that the great partnership we have across our city comes together to provide the best care possible for people in need.”