A MAN was rushed to hospital after a stabbing in Billericay.

Emergency services attended the scene at around 8pm last night following reports that a man had been stabbed.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "An ambulance, and ambulance officer vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were sent to an address in Billericay shortly after 8pm on Monday following reports that a man had been stabbed.

"One patient with stab wounds was transported by road ambulance to The Royal London Hospital."

The exact location of the incident has not been confirmed, but reports suggest it took place on Outwood Common Road near St John's Church.

Essex Police have been contacted for comment.