Southend police order extra patrols after York Road murder

Echo: Police order extra patrols after murder Police order extra patrols after murder

OFFICERS have stepped up patrols around the area of a brutal stabbing.

York Road and the surrounding area in Southend is seeing high visibility policing today following the murder of a 26-year-old man.

The man was attacked outside a property at the junction of York Road and Old Southend Road at about 7pm on Monday.

Blood was seen pouring out of him as he lay unconscious on steps outside the property, while residents tried their best to stop the bleeding with towels.

He was air-lifted to the Royal London Hospital where he died at about 6am yesterday.

Six teenagers aged between 17 and 19 from Southend, Great Wakering, Basildon and London were arrested and are still being questioned by police.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out today.

Ch Insp Simon Anslow, Southend’s district commander, said he had ordered additional police officers.

He added: “A lot of these patrols are to offer reassurance to the community and I would invite people to speak to these officers about any concerns they may have or to pass on any information of relevance to assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information can call Southend police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Today's Echo includes two pages of reaction and witness reports following the murder.

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1:39pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Prolific Thief says...

I'm sure during these patrols, and bearing in mind there to offer reassurance to the community after a murder, will still stop the odd car or two for speeding.
I'm sure during these patrols, and bearing in mind there to offer reassurance to the community after a murder, will still stop the odd car or two for speeding. Prolific Thief
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1:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Russ13 says...

You don't need extra Police patrols, just fly the Puple Flag in York Road, that'll restore peace and tranquility in no time!
You don't need extra Police patrols, just fly the Puple Flag in York Road, that'll restore peace and tranquility in no time! Russ13
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8:30pm Fri 11 Jul 14

lucy10 says...

no police round cluny sq today i was watching drug deals in the park for about 1 hour come and go
no police round cluny sq today i was watching drug deals in the park for about 1 hour come and go lucy10
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