There are reports there have been a stabbing in Southend.

Photos show ambulances and police cars in Central Avenue at about 4.30pm.

The air ambulance is also reported to have landed.

Southend Standard:

Credit: Aaron Chesham

Essex Police has been contacted for comment.

Witness Sarah Butler said: "I heard a lot of shouting and then a mother screaming.

"I went to my door and saw the young boy falling to the floor.

"There is blood everywhere and his mother trying to help him.

"I heard from the paramedics he's 16 and was stabbed 3 times."

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