Man stabbed to death in Essex park

After a man was stabbed to death four men have been arrested.

Man stabbed to death in Essex park. The incident happened at Northlands Park in Basildon at 1.35am yesterday. Police were called to the park after reports that someone had been injured. On arrival they discovered a man had been stabbed in the chest. Essex police said the man was rushed to hospital but died there.

The force said that four people, a woman, 42, two men, 41 and 45, and a 15-year-old boy, had all been arrested on suspicion of murder. The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate Detective Inspector Kev Hughes said “I know this incident will concern people living around the Northlands Park area but I want to reassure them we do not believe there is an ongoing risk to the wider public.

At this time we believe this was a targeted incident with those involved known to each other. Officers acted swiftly to make arrests and our enquiries are ongoing. Uniformed officers, plain clothed detectives, and forensics experts will remain at the scene and you are likely to see an increased police presence in the area.

I need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage, or any other information, to contact my team.” Anyone with any information has been urged to contact Essex police.

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