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Teenager charged with murder over Chelmsford park killing

Ashley Woolley, who was killed in Chelmsford. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenager has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old man in a Chelmsford park.

Police today officially named Ashley Woolley, who lived in the town, as the victim of Thursday's attack in Oaklands Park at Moulsham Street.

The teenager was stabbed as he walked home from college at about 3.15pm

A 17-year-old boy from Chelmsford was arrested on Friday and has now been charged with murder and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded in youth custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday.

A 19-year-old man from Maldon, who was also arrested in connection with the investigation, has been released from custody without charge.

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.

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'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.

Teenager dies after stabbing in Chelmsford

Ashley Woolley died in hospital from his injuries Credit: ITV News Anglia
Ashley Woolley was stabbed in Oaklands Park Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager who died after he was stabbed in Oaklands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, has been named locally as Ashley Woolley.

Tributes have been left at the scene this morning with flowers being placed there by friends.

The attack happened at 3.15pm on Thursday 18th December.

A 17-year old from Chelmsford and a 19-year old man from Maldon were arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of murder.

Flowers placed in Oaklands Park in Chelmsford, Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia
Police remain at the scene and the area is cordoned off Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two teenagers arrested in connection with Chelmsford murder

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Police investigating the murder of a man in a Chelmsford park yesterday, have made two arrests.

A 17-year-old boy from Chelmsford and a 19-year-old man from Maldon were arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of murder.

They are currently in police custody.

A man from Chelmsford died in hospital after he was stabbed in Oaklands Park, Chelmsford, at around 3.15pm on Thursday.

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to contact detectives on 101 or email

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Murder investigation launched after teenager stabbed in Essex park

Murder investigation launched in Chelmsford, Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex police have begun a murder enquiry after a man believed to be in his late teens was stabbed in Oaklands Park in Chelmsford.

It happened at 3.15pm on Moulsham Street. The man who is believed to be from Chelmsford, was taken to Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital where he later died.

The murder investigation has been launched by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

A police cordon has been put in place at the scene.

The suspect is described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build and wearing a dark coloured top.

Anyone with information should contact Chelmsford CID on 101.

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Students using the trading floor Credit: ITV News Anglia

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The room at the Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford has all the equipment financial organisations work with and students are able to trade and invest but with virtual money.

The aim, to give students an experience as close as possible to a real financial organisation.

There are currently 2,500 students at the university on business accounting and finance based courses.

Students say its more productive than learning in a library Credit: ITV News Anglia

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