Child stabbed in alleyway as police swoop after attack and put up cordon

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A child has been rushed to hospital by air ambulance following an alleyway stabbing in Pitsea, Essex.

Essex Police have cordoned off an alleyway in Pitsea, after a boy was stabbed near Rectory Road and Holgate at around 2pm.

An air ambulance was seen landing on nearby Briscoe Primary School playing field, and left the area to take a child to Royal London Hospital, EssexLive reports.

The condition of the child is unknown at this stage but the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed an individual had stab wounds.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to an address in Pitsea following reports that a child had been stabbed.

"One boy with stab wounds was transported by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital."

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Pictures from the scene show a large police and ambulance presence on Mayfair Avenue, Pitsea, Essex.

Police have said enquiries are ongoing, and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

Essex Police have been approached for comment.

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