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Police name Brentwood knife victim

A man who died in a knife attack in Brentwood has been named as 31 year-old Francis Ntena Nsiangangu.

Francis, also know as 'Casper' was found collapsed in Tower Hill near the junction with Sir Francis Way.

A post-mortem examination has revealed that Mr Nsiangangu died from a stab wound to the heart. Four other stab wounds were also found on his body.

An 18-year-old man who was arrested at Brentwood on Sunday on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

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Murder investigation launched in Brentwood

The man was found collapsed in Tower Hill in Brentwood at the junction with Sir Francis Way Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives in Essex have launched a murder investigation after a man was found stabbed in a street at Brentwood.

Officers were called at about 7.20pm on Saturday night after the victim was found collapsed in Tower Hill near the junction with Sir Francis Way.

Paramedics tried to revive the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 8pm. The area has been cordoned off and a number of adjoining roads are likely to remain closed throughout Sunday while forensic investigations are carried out.

"The victim was found with stab injuries close to the town centre on a busy Saturday evening and it is important that I speak with anyone who saw the incident."

– Det Chief Insp Mark Hall, Essex Police

Man due in court after Essex shooting

Francis O'Donoghue Credit: Essex Police

A man is due in court today charged with the attempted murder of two men at a travellers' site in Essex.

Police had been looking for 27-year-old Francis O'Donoghue since August, after two men were shot in Navestock near Brentwood. Both men needed surgery for their injuries.

O'Donoghue was finally arrested on Friday night. He is due to appear before magistrates in Southend in Essex this morning.

Essex Police appeal for wanted man

Francis O'Donoghue

Essex Police have made a national television appeal to help trace a man wanted in connection with a double shooting.

Francis O'Donoghue is Essex Police's most wanted man - they want to speak to the 27-year-old following the attempted murder of two of his neighbours in Navestock near Brentwood.

Detectives appealed for information on the BBC's Crimewatch programme last night.

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Train services return to normal following major disruption

First Capital Connect train services suffered major disruption yesterday

First Capital Connect train services in our region are getting back to normal today.

There was severe disruption yesterday on lines from King's Lynn, Peterborough and Cambridge into London, after a signalling upgrade further up the line failed to work as expected.

Network Rail says the problem should now be resolved.

Man wanted in connection with double shooting

Francis O'Donoghue

Essex Police are searching for a man in connection with a double shooting.

Francis O'Donoghue, 27, is of average build and speaks with an Irish accent.

Two men were shot and injured on farmland in Navestock near Brentwood at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.

They are both being treated in hospital and are in a stable condition.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Essex Police on 101. If anyone knows of Mr O'Donoghue's whereabouts, they are advised to call 999.

Essex police hunt gunman

It is believed a gunman is on the loose in Essex, after two men were shot and injured.

It happened on farmland in Navestock near Brentwood at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.

The two men suffered gunshot wounds to the legs. They are being treated in hospital and are both in a stable condition.

Police say they are searching for Francis O'Donoghue, 27, in connection with the incident.

He is described as white, about 5ft 11in and in his late 20s. He is of average build, with short-brown hair, protruding ears and speaks with an Irish accent.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Essex Police on 101, or 999 if they know of Mr O'Donoghue's whereabouts.

Warning over heating oil thefts

Police in West Essex have warned residents with oil-fired heating to be on their guard against fuel thieves operating in the area.

About £6,000 worth of oil has been stolen from storage tanks in 12 incidents in rural areas near Chelmsford and Brentwood since the beginning of March. Amounts of oil taken have ranged from 200 litres to 1,500 litres which was valued at £1,000.

Officers are now urging all oil fuel users to ensure that their security measures are adequate. They are also urging all residents in rural areas to be on the look-out for any vehicles, particularly vans or any vehicle carrying tubing, plastic or metal tanks or any form of liquid containers.

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