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22-year-old arrested in connection with Southend murder

A police cordon currently remains in place in St Ann’s Road.

A 22-year-old man from Southend has been arrested in connection with a murder in the town which took place inside a flat in St Ann’s Road.

He is currently being questioned in connection with the murder at the local police station.

A 24-year-old man, believed to be from the Dagenham area, was declared dead at the scene last night. Another man, also aged 24, whose background is not known, is currently being treated in hospital for stab wounds. His condition is described as stable.

A police cordon currently remains in place in St Ann’s Road whilst detailed forensic examinations continue.

A post mortem is due to be carried out tomorrow.



Tyre company believe 'rolling fireball' van was due to electrical fault

The van on fire on Luton Road in Dunstable. Credit: Dave Porter

A tyre company whose van caught fire and rolled down a street in Bedfordshire have said they believe it was due to an electrical fault.

Eye witnesses watched as the company vehicle slowly travelled down Luton Road, ending up in a driveway, where the fire spread to a second vehicle.

We would like to apologise for any distress caused to residents of Luton Road, Dunstable and for any traffic disturbances. We are looking to rectify any damage caused to the residents’ garden and pathway and will be sending a representative to assess any damage so that it may be restored to its original state.

– etyres
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