A MAN is in a life-threatening condition after being stabbed in Braintree.

Essex Police were called to the scene by the ambulance service just after 1.30am on Thursday morning.

Officers received reports a man had been found with stab wounds in the Enterprise Court industrial estate.

The man, who is believed to be in his 40s, has been taken to hospital and is described as being in a life-threatening condition.

Essex Police remained at the scene on Thursday morning.

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Detective Inspector Scott Kingsnorth said: “Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area and are working quickly to establish the events leading up to this incident.

“If you are an employee of the industrial park or have plans to travel there this morning, we ask that you please avoid the area and make alternative arrangements where possible.

“If you have any information that may help our investigation, or dash cam or ring doorbell footage from the surrounding areas, please get in contact with us.”

You can contact Essex Police on 101 or go online at https://www.essex.police.uk where you can use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 31 of 26 August.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.