A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following a stabbing in the town centre.

Essex Police arrested a 17-year-old boy on Sunday, July 31, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

It comes following a “serious assault” in Braintree High Street which saw a man stabbed.

Officers were called to outside the Halifax bank at around 7.40pm on Friday, July 29, following reports of a man being assaulted by two men.

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The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital with stab wounds.

Police confirmed the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The arrest came following the event and the latest update provided by the authorities was the 17-year-old boy remains in custody.

Police have confirmed they are still appealing for any information from the public.

A spokesman said: “We understand that there were a number of people in the high street at the time.

“Officers are continuing to appeal for any witnesses or anyone who has CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident to please come forward and help us.

“You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service.

“Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

“Please quote incident 1171 of July 29.”

Braintree Council Chairman Andrew Hensman said: “Incidents like this are not common, but not uncommon sadly, we’ve had a few awful incidents in my time here.

“For me, the town centre regeneration where we were promised more, and better CCTV can’t come quickly enough. Hopefully it will act as a deterrent for these incidents.

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Mr Hensman, who is also the ward councillor for Braintree Central and Beckers Green, said he is glad the injuries weren’t worse, and praised the police for their efforts.

He added: “There were no life-changing injuries but that isn’t an excuse, and I wish the victim well and hope he’s on the road to recovery.

“Irrespective of the finer details, there is no place for it, full stop.

“And a well done to Essex Police for the swift arrest too.”