TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Canvey.

Police were called around 4.50pm on Friday with reports that the 16-year-old had been stabbed following a verbal altercation between a group of teenage boys on Knightswick Road.

The boy was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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The air and land ambulances near the scene. Pic by Kelly Spalding 

A 17-year-old boy from Tilbury and a 14-year-old boy from Basildon were arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm.

They have been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

A police spokesman said: "Detectives would still like to speak to anyone who was in the Knightswick Road area around this time and either witnessed, or has any information about the incident."

Call 101 quoting crime reference 42/115015/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting