A TEENAGER has been airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in Southend.

Reports have stated that at least six police cars and ambulances are attending an incident in Trinity Road this afternoon.

Passers by stated seeing a number of armed officers in undercover vehicles, with an air ambulance also circling above the road.

There was heavy traffic on the road while police and the ambulance service was at the scene tending to the victim.

It is understood that the incident took place in a bail hostel.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called shortly before 12.50pm on Wednesday with reports that a man had been stabbed on South Avenue, Southend.

“Officers and paramedics arrived and an 18-year-old man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance.

“The extent of his injuries are yet to be determined.”

However, the East of England Ambulance Service said the teen was in a serious condition.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 12.52pm with reports of a person with stab wounds in Trinity Road, Southend.

“We sent an ambulance, ambulance officer and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

“An 18-year-old male was taken to hospital by air ambulance in a serious condition.”

Officers were carrying out investigations at a house in the road, where the front garden has been taped off.

Another cordon was put in place at another property on the road.

Forensic teams arrived at the scene later in the afternoon to investigate both of the properties.

At one point, Essex Police officers considered taping the whole road off and treat it as a crime scene.

Witnesses reported that multiple police cars with armed officers had attended the scene.

People who were driving passed the scene stated that there were around seven or eight emergency service vehicles in the road, with multiple armed officers

No arrests have been made in connection to the attack.