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Man stabbed close to children's playground

The attack happened close to a children's playground Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been stabbed in Chelmsford close to a children's playground.

The man, who is in his 20s, was stabbed following an argument with five men near a playground between Fifth Avenue and Arun Close on Saturday 4th July between 2pm and 3pm.

The victim, who lives in the local area, made his way towards the Anglia Ruskin University where he collapsed. He was treated by ambulance crews and taken to hospital by air ambulance. He's now been released from hospital.

A 55-year-old man from Chelmsford was arrested late last night on suspicion of GBH.

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The history of Marconi in Chelmsford

A campaign group in Chelmsford has just over a month to raise 380-thousand pounds to keep a slice of radio history in the city.

Guglielmo Marconi, known as the inventor of radio, based himself in the town from the start of the 1900s.

The first factory his operations were run from is due to be converted to flats unless the money can be raised for a section to be kept as a heritage and learning centre.

Chelmsford is known as the birthplace of radio, so here's a look at some of the key dates in the history of Marconi in Essex.

Gugielmo Marconi Credit: East Anglian Film Archive
  • Guglielmo Marconi is credited with being the inventor of radio - being the first to transmit signals over about a mile and a half in 1895.
  • His "Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company" opened it's first factory in Chelmsford four years later (1899)
Marconi's Chelmsford factory in the 1800's Credit: East Anglian Film Archive
  • Marconi soon outgrew its Hall Street premises, and in June 1912 the company moved to the brand new purpose-built New Street Works
  • On 15 June 1920 the factory was the location of the first official publicised sound broadcast in the United Kingdom using two 450 feet radio broadcasting masts.
  • In 1922, the world's first regular wireless broadcasts for entertainment began from the Marconi laboratories at Writtle. It had the call sign '2MT'
  • In October 1922 Marconi helped form The British Broadcasting Company Ltd. (Four years later it was dissolved as a company and transformed into the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The New Street building in 2008 Credit: ITV Anglia
  • By 1965 the company had 13 divisions with factories in Chelmsford, Baddow, Basildon, Billericay, and Writtle
  • In 1999, Marconi's defence division, including the Chelmsford facilities, was purchased by British Aerospace to form BAE Systems.
  • The factory on New Street in Chelmsford closed in 2008 ending more than a hundred years of history.

Teen charged with attempted murder after stabbing

Teen charged over attack in Ravensbourne Drive Credit: ITV Anglia

A teenager has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at Chelmsford.

Teon Anderson 18, of St Michael’s Walk, Chelmsford, was charged last night and will remain in police custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday June 22.

A man in his 20s suffered chest and stomach injuries in the incident at Ravensbourne Drive shortly after 7pm on Tuesday June 16.

Police are appealing for information to trace four other men who had been at the scene of the incident.

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Essex gets 39 new police officers

39 new police officers will soon be out policing the streets of Essex after completing their training.

Parade on the grounds of Police HQ in Chelmsford. Credit: Essex Police

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh welcomed the new recruits to Essex Police following their passing out parade yesterday afternoon.

"Today is a day of pride and a day of reflection to remember how far you have all come.

"It is particularly poignant to parade in front of the memorial in memory of Bill Bishop, Ian Dibell and others who have died in service.

"You have enormous responsibility to uphold the best traditions of the colleagues that have gone before you”.

– Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh

Father of Ashley Woolley believes his son's kindness killed him

The father of a teenager who was stabbed to death in a Chelmsford park says it was his son's kindness that killed him.

Popular student Ashley Woolley, who was 18, befriended Steven Davenport because he appeared lonely and didn't have many friends. But in December last year, he was stabbed to death by his classmate as he walked through Oaklands Park.

18-year-old Davenport has pleaded guilty to murder. Today Ashley's father and brother spoke to ITV News Anglia about his death and about how they have been told Davenport had a fantasy of killing someone.

Click below to watch a report by Elodie Harper:

Teenager pleads guilty to stabbing Chelmsford student to death

Steven Davenport stabbed 18-year-old Ashley Woolley to death in Oaklands Park, Chelmsford. Credit: Essex Police

An Essex teenager has pleaded guilty to murdering a student in Oaklands Park in Chelmsford, just before Christmas.

Steven Davenport, of Hillside Grove, Chelmsford, changed his plea to guilty to murdering Ashley Woolley at Chelmsford Crown Court. His trial was scheduled to begin next Monday.

Chelmsford College student Mr Woolley, 18, was stabbed on 18 December and died in Broomfield Hospital.

College student Ashley Woolley, 18, was stabbed to death in December 2014. Credit: Essex Police
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