The victim of a broad daylight attack in Southend city centre was reportedly left with "serious injuries" as he was rushed to hospital.

Police remain on the scene in Chichester Road with a cordon in place today which was first set up yesterday afternoon after a man in his 30s was taken to hospital following a serious assault.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman has now confirmed they were called to the scene after reports of a man with "serious injuries".

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 3.20pm on Tuesday to reports of an adult male with serious injuries on Southchurch Road in Southend.

“Two ambulances, two ambulance officer vehicles and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene. The patient was transported to Southend Hospital for further treatment.”

A man was quickly arrested yesterday in connection with a serious assault and police continue to carry out enquiries.

Chief inspector Dan McHugh commented yesterday evening: “Our officers have made a quick, effective response to this incident and arrested a man.”

“We would ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Chichester Road, Warrior Square or Southchurch area at the time who may have information that could help our investigation to contact us,” he added.

“We’d like to ask anyone with dash cam or footage of any part of the incident to review their devices and see if they have captured anything that could help us establish the facts and what happened in the lead up to the incident.”

Anyone with information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, is urged to call police on 101 or submit a report online at, quoting incident 682 of November 28.

Police declined to comment further on the details of the incident when contacted by the Echo this morning.