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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.
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."
Essex Police are urging people to be wary of bogus callers after a woman in her 70s was robbed.
A man claimed to be from the Water Board and got into her home in Brentwood.
It is thought another man then entered while she was distracted.
£500 was stolen along with some jewellery.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.