MURDER investigators are trying to track down a car which may have been used as a getaway vehicle.

Police investigating the death of Hassan Mohammed Ibrahim in York Road, Southend, last week, made the call for witnesses as a teenager appeared in court charged with his murder today.

Detectives are hoping to find the blue Peugeot 307 with a 53 number plate, which was seen in the area of York Road at the time of the murder.

A 17-year-old from Southend, who was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and assisting an offender, was bailed until August 27 pending further enquiries.

Mohammed, 24, from Camberwell, London, was stabbed twice in an incident in York Road at around 7pm on Monday, July 7.

He died in hospital the following morning and a murder enquiry was launched.