Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Two Arrests After Southend Stabbing
A 20-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach.
It happened at about 12:30pm yesterday (Monday September 26th) near Romany Steps and Crystal Steps.
A 22-year-old local man was arrested shortly after, in nearby Beresford Road, and a 20-year-old local man was arrested later the same day.
A blood stained knife was recovered from a bin near the scene. It is believed that the victim and the arrested men were known to one another.
Anyone with information about the stabbing should contact police at Southend on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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