A murder probe has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in Laindon.

The man in his 30s was tragically pronounced dead last night after the attack took place at around 9.30pm.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called with reports of a man having been attacked in Iris Mews, shortly after 9.30pm.

"We arrived and found a man had been stabbed.

"Sadly, despite the efforts of medical staff, the man, aged in his 30s, died.

"Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

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"We are progressing our enquiries and there will be a police presence in the area throughout the day."

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, along with anyone that has dash-cam footage.

Anyone who can help should submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call 101 and cite incident 1292 of May 2.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.

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