A TEENAGE boy is believed to be in a life-threatening condition after a serious attack involving a knife at Shoebury Garrison, police have confirmed.

Police were called by ambulance service colleagues to Chapel Road, shortly before 11.45pm last night following a serious assault involving a knife.

A teenage boy was taken to hospital after he sustained a head injury.

His condition is believed to be life-threatening, and he remains in hospital.

DS Ami Evins, who leads the investigation said: “We continue to investigate this serious assault and remain on scene.

“We understand that this is a concerning time for residents, but at this stage we believe there is no wider threat to the community.

“I’d ask anyone who may know anything or can help our enquiry to contact us.

“We will remain in the area whilst we investigate, and would ask anyone with any information or footage of the incident or have concerns, to stop and speak to our officers.”

A cordon remains in place and Chapel Road and Horseshoe Crescent are closed to motorists and pedestrians.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police using the live chat service at essex.police.uk/digital101 or by calling 101.

To make an anonymous report, contact independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

A police spokesman added: "Please quote incident 1493 of 19 May when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible."