Essex

Man arrested after Southend stabbing murder

Forensic officers in St Ann's Road Southend Image copyright Richard smith
Image caption St Ann's Road remains closed while forensic examinations take place

A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man at a flat in Essex.

A second man was found with knife wounds at the flat on St Ann's Road, Southend, and police said he was now in a stable condition in hospital.

The victims were found just after 22:30 GMT on Wednesday night. A police cordon remains in place at St Ann's Road.

Essex Police said a 22-year-old man from Southend was being questioned in connection with the murder.

Image caption Police were called to the house in St Ann's Road at about 22:30 GMT on Wednesday

A group of men were seen running from St Ann's Road between 22:00 and 23:00 and police want to speak to people who may have seen them.

Police believe the murdered man comes from the Dagenham area, but do not know the background of the stab victim.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out on Friday.

Image caption A group of men were seen running from St Ann's Road between 22:00 and 23:00

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