A 19-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds following an altercation in Chelmsford. 

Police received reports of a stabbing in Fox Crescent just before 10.45pm yesterday. 

He remains in hospital for treatment to injuries to his hands, back and chest.

The injuries are not life-threatening. 

The victim described how he had been walking in the direction of Kingswood shops when he was stopped and attacked by two black men.

It is believed that the pair left the scene in a car following the assault.

At this time, police are treating this as a targeted attack and do not believe that there is a risk to the wider public.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number 1287 of 23/04.