Man stabbed three times in attack in Purfleet
A 25-year-old man was stabbed three times in the torso in an attack in the early hours.
It took place at Meads Corner, Arterial Road, Purfleet, shortly after 0400 GMT as customers were leaving the Circus Tavern.
The man, from Grays, was stabbed after he and his friends are thought to have got involved in an argument with a group of men.
The man is in hospital where his condition is serious but stable.
The area was cordoned off while detectives and a specialist search team examined the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police.