Essex murder inquiry: More arrests after targeted stabbing

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Scene on Cromer Road, Southend.Image source, Matt Dent
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A man was found on Cromer Road with fatal stab wounds

Two more people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found in a street with stab wounds.

The 26-year-old man was found on Cromer Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, at about 23:50 GMT on Friday.

He is believed to have been stabbed in a targeted attack, following a fight with a group of people on Friday.

The teenage boy and a 44-year-old man have now been arrested, while a 45-year-old woman remained in custody.

She was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A group of people was seen leaving the area in a dark Mercedes following the attack, police said.

Senior investigating officer, temporary Det Ch Insp Julie Gowen, said: "My team continue to work around the clock to find the people responsible for this attack and the circumstances which led up to it."

Police have said there is no wider risk to the public.

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