EXTRA police patrols will be carried out at a Laindon estate after a man was stabbed to death.

Essex Police have said they do not believe the wider public is at risk after the man in his 30s was killed in Iris Mews, Laindon on Sunday night.

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the man was attacked at around 9.30pm.

The force described the death as a "tragic loss of life".

A police spokesman said: "We do not believe there is any wider threat to the public but we understand tragic events such as this will naturally cause shock and distress within the community."


Chief Insp Chris Bradford, Basildon District Commander, said: “What happened in Iris Mews last night is a tragic loss of life and the thoughts of everyone at Essex Police are with the victim’s family and friends.

“You will have seen a large policing presence in the area today and I can confirm we will have additional patrols in place in the local area over the coming days to reassure our residents.

“I would encourage anyone who wants to speak to those officers to do so – they are there to help you.”

He added: “Rest assured, we have had highly skilled officers working tirelessly on this investigation throughout the night and into today as we piece together the events leading up to the murder and the incident itself.”


Forensic teams have been investigating the crime scene throughout the day today.

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.