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Essex stabbing: Two men are arrested as police launch murder probe

Two men, aged 31 and 19, are arrested as police launch murder probe after teenager, 18, was stabbed to death in Essex seaside town

  • Emergency services were called at around 6pm in Leigh-On-Sea Friday
  • An 18-year-old man died of stab injuries in hospital after he was attacked
  • Two men, aged 31 and 19, were arrested as police opened a murder investigation 

Two men have been arrested as police launched a murder prove following the death of an 18-year-old man last night.

Emergency services were called at around 6pm after the teenager was admitted to hospital in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, with stab wounds.

A 31-year-old man from Westcliff and a 19-year-old man from Rayleigh were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. They remain in custody for questioning. 

Emergency services were called at around 6pm after the teenager was admitted to hospital in Leigh-On-Sea with stab wounds

From initial enquiries, Essex Police believe he was attacked near The Peterboat pub in High Street, Old Leigh.

The victim sadly later died in hospital. 

A spokesman for Essex police said: ‘Officers are in the Old Leigh area carrying out enquiries and want to thank people who have come forward so far.’

From initial enquiries, Essex Police believe he was attacked near The Peterboat pub in High Street, Old Leigh

From initial enquiries, Essex Police believe he was attacked near The Peterboat pub in High Street, Old Leigh

Anyone who saw what happened or has mobile phone, CCTV or dash cam footage, is asked to speak to officers as soon as possible.

You can also contact officers online at https://www.essex.police.uk where you can use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

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