Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
More Arrests Over Pitsea Stabbing
A total of five teenagers have now been arrested over a stabbing in Pitsea.
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest in Felmores End at around 4.30pm on Wednesday August 12.
The victim was taken to Basildon Hospital for treatment and is said to have made good progress and has been discharged.
A 14-year-old boy from Barking and two 15-year-old girls, one from Basildon and one from Billericay, were all detained on the Wednesday and taken to police stations for questioning.
Two further teenagers, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, both from Basildon, were then arrested on Friday August 14.
They were taken to police stations in Basildon and Rayleigh for questioning on suspicion of attempted murder.
All five suspects have been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, to report back on Wednesday October 14.
Anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information that could assist the investigation can call Basildon CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
A group of 12 men from Essex have been jailed for more than 40 years for a violent attack on a football fan.
Essex Police are carrying out a crack down on knife crime this week.
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