Essex

Security guard stabbed in Walton-on-the-Naze attack

Walton Pier
Image caption The 27-year-old security guard was stabbed in the stomach

A security guard has been stabbed in a confrontation with two attackers in an Essex seaside town.

The 27-year-old was stabbed in the stomach on Walton Pier, Walton-on-the-Naze, shortly after 04:30 GMT and taken to Colchester Hospital for treatment.

Police have appealed for help to identify "two attackers" who are described as teenagers.

Det Con Phil Parrish said: "At this stage we are not sure what type of weapon was used."

He added: " "As well as witnesses to the assault and those who can help identify the two attackers, we're also keen to hear from people who may find any discarded sharp implement in the area."

The teenagers, one wearing a grey top and the other a black hoodie, ran off towards Woodberry Way.

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