THUGS stabbed a man in the leg during a terrifying street robbery.

The 24 year-old was walking through Shoebury Park, off Elm Road, Shoebury, when he was approached by two men.

They produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the leg, before stealing his camera, mobile phone and wallet.

Following the attack, which took place at about 7pm yesterday, the thieves fled out of the park and in the direction of the huge Asda supermarket.

Dc Dan Hedges, investigating officer, said: "This man had been walking on a pathway next to the skate ramp when these two other men came up to him and robbed him of his belongings. They then ran off towards the new block of flats near Asda.

“We’re looking to hear from anyone who saw the attack.

“We believe this was an isolated assault.”

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics, but did not require hospital treatment.

Police believe the two attackers used the knife to scare the man into handing over his belongings, and did not intend to seriously hurt him.

The pair are described as white, and in their late teens or early 20s.

One was of slim build, approximately 6ft 2ins tall, had blonde or ginger hair and wore a blue jumper over his face at the time.

His accomplice had brown hair, was approximately 5ft 8ins tall and had a distinctive wide nose.

Anyone with information in connection with the street robbery is urged to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.