THREE more arrests have been made as part of the investigation into the murder of Hassan Mohammed in Southend.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, as well as a 17-year-old boy, all from north London, have been arrested by police investigating the murder.

They have been taken to Basildon police station and will be questioned in connection with the offence.

Police initially made six arrests following the attack on Mr Mohammed, in which he sustained two stab wounds in the York Road area of Southend on Monday evening.

Two men from Southend, aged 18 and 19, have been released from custody on bail until Monday, July 14.