Police investigate a stabbing in Grays

A young man's been stabbed several times after four men broke into a flat in Grays and attacked him on Thursday evening.

The 22-year-old victim was taken to Basildon Hospital with a number of stab wounds to his body and legs - He's now said to be in a stable condition after emergency treatment. Police will be speaking to him as soon as he is well enough to provide a statement. We're told no-one else was hurt.

The men who broke in are described as black, wearing balaclavas and police want to hear from anyone who was in the area, saw the men or has any other information that can help identify them. Contact detectives at South Ockendon on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.