A MAN has been stabbed during a break-in at his Westcliff home.

Police in Southend are investigating an aggravated burglary at a property in Highfield Grove, at about 8.30pm last night and are appealing for witnesses.

Two men forced their way into the address armed with a bladed weapon and another item, believed to be a screwdriver, and demanded money.

The 34 year old man at the address was stabbed in the leg and received other minor cuts.

He was taken to hospital and his condition is not life threatening.

A three figure sum of money was stolen.

The suspect who stabbed the victim was black, about 5ft 11 to 6ft tall, aged 25 to 30 years, average build and was wearing a shiny coat with a red coat beneath.

The second man was white, aged 18-24 years, 6ft to 6ft 2 tall, average build, and he was wearing a dark hoody and dark jeans and carrying a black ruck sack. He also had a brown scarf covering his lower face.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who has any information about this incident or knows who is responsible to contact Dc Andy Copley, CID at Southend Police Station on 101 or give information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.