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21 July 2019, 09:28 | Updated: 21 July 2019, 09:34
Detectives are appealing for information following an assault on a man in Canvey on Friday 19 July.
It was reported that three men, described by witnesses as being black, entered an address on St. John's Crescent shortly before 5.30pm.
The men threatened the occupants with weapons described as a gun, a knife and a hammer before seriously assaulting a man in his 20s.
The three men were then reported to have left the property in a blue hatchback car, which was later recovered by officers in Chadwell St. Mary.
Officers and paramedics arrived and the man in his 20s was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and stab wound lacerations to his arm and leg. The man's injuries were serious but not considered life-threatening or life-changing.
Detective Inspector Jamie Mills said "I would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information so far. Your help has been invaluable.
"We are still keen to speak to anyone who has information about the incident, or saw a blue hatchback car in the Canvey or Chadwell St. Mary areas driving suspiciously, dangerously or anti-socially and captured it on their dash cam.
"Those with information are asked to contact the team at Basildon CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/115059/19."
Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers.
Chief Inspector Neil Pudney added: "We understand that incidents like this will cause concern in the community, however we are treating this as a targeted crime and do not believe there is any further risk to members of the public.
"However, we have arranged for extra police patrols in the area and encourage people to talk to officers if they have any concerns or information."