POLICE are hunting a trio after a man was stabbed three times during the early hours of this morning.

The victim, who is in his thirties, was assaulted by three men in Royal Terrace, Southend, shortly after 1.05am.

He was left with three wounds to his back but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Essex Police said his attackers have all been described as being Asian and wearing dark clothing.

Any information should be put to the police by calling 101 and citing crime reference number 42/157066/23.