A MAN was sent to hospital after being stabbed by a gang in an alleyway.

Officers were called to Epping Way in Witham shortly after 1pm on Monday, January 9, following reports of a man being seriously assaulted.

The victim - a 20-year-old man - was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds and a fractured leg.

The assault occurred next to an alleyway leading to Halcyon Close.

Braintree and Witham Times: The incident occurred in Epping Way, next to an alleyway leading to Halcyon CloseThe incident occurred in Epping Way, next to an alleyway leading to Halcyon Close (Image: Google Maps)

The suspects, believed to be a group of four or five men, fled the scene in a BMW X5 and a Ford Kuga.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with further information following the incident.

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A spokesman said: “If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

“You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday between 10am-9pm.

“Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

“Alternatively, you can call us on 101. In an emergency always call 999.

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

“Please quote incident 527 of January 9 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.”