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Chelmsford teenager was on his way to college when he was stabbed

Ashley Woolley died in hospital from his injuries Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tributes have been made to a teenager who was stabbed while he was on his way to college in Chelmsford yesterday.

Ashley Woolley, known as 'Ash' died from his injuries.

Today his girlfriend said today, "You were my best friend."

Click below to watch Claire McGlasson's report.

Emergency services braced for busiest weekend of the year

Emergency services are braced for what is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year as thousands of office parties take place.

Police and paramedics are putting on extra patrols in case things get out of hand.

A & E units are also drafting in more staff as already busy hospitals come under more pressure.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

Two Latvian gangmasters jailed for exploiting migrant workers

Ivars Mezals Credit: Cambridgeshire police
Juris Valujevs Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Two Latvian gangmasters from Wisbech and King's Lynn have been jailed for a total of nearly three years for intimidating migrants into working for as little as £1 a week.

28-year old Ivars Mezals from Wisbech and 36-year old Juris Valujevs from King's Lynn used fear and debt to exploit migrant workers picking vegetables in Cambridgeshire.

Yesterday a jury found the pair guilty of acting as a gangmaster without a licence between 2009 and 2013.

Today Mezals was sentenced to 18 months and Valujevs to 16 months.


'You were my best friend' emotional words from girlfriend of Ashley Woolley

Ashley Woolley's girlfriend Charlotte Jones Credit: ITV News Anglia

The girlfriend of Ashley Woolley has spoken to ITV News Anglia as tributes are placed at the scene of his murder.

'Ash' as he is known, was stabbed in Oaklands Park in Chelmsford at 3.15pm yesterday. He later died in hospital from his injuries.

Today flowers have been placed at the scene of his murder and Essex police are appealing for witnesses to the murder to come forward.

Ashley Woolley was known as 'Ash' Credit: ITV News Anglia
Flowers have been placed at the scene of the murder Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Ash I love you and I'll never stop loving you because you were my best friend as well."

– Charlotte Jones, Ashley Woolley's girlfriend

A 17-year old from Chelmsford and a 19-year old from Maldon have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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