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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

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.

Training the traders of the future

Students using the trading floor Credit: ITV News Anglia

A university in Essex has spent £160,000 on creating a trading floor for its business students.

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

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

The financial sector contributes more than 10 per cent to the UK economy.


60 bags of rubbish gathered in Chelmsford river clean-up

Volunteers have collected 60 bags of rubbish during the Autumn River Litter Clean-Up event in Chelmsford on Saturday.

The waste, including three footballs, a camping chair, four shopping trolleys and a road sign, was gathered from the river, pathways and surrounding areas of the River Chelmer from Wharf Road Car Park to Riverside Retail Park.

“We would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped on Saturday and I am delighted that so many enthusiastic volunteers of all ages turned up. The area around the river is now much cleaner.”

– Cllr Janette Potter, Chelmsford City Council

Some of the rubbish was sorted for recycling including 15 bags of plastic bottles, 10 bags of cans and five bags of glass bottles.

Representatives from the Sea Cadets, Chelmsford and District Sub Aqua Club, Chelmsford Canoe Club, Essex and Suffolk Water, Chelmer Canal Trust, Environment Agency and McDonald's volunteered for the event.

Chief Constable says "we're sorry" after Maria inquest

An inquest into the death of Maria Stubbings concluded that a catalogue of incompetence and inadequacies by Essex police did contribute to her death.

A long list of failings by the force was read out by the Coroner which included failing to perform basic policing duties and ineffective management of her case.

Maria, from Chelmsford, was murdered by her ex-partner Marc Chivers in 2008.

The Chief Constable, Stephen Kavanagh admitted that his force had failed to protect Maria's right to life but said more money had now been invested into dealing with domestic abuse.

Maria Stubbings inquest: Family reaction

The son, brother and daughter of Maria Stubbings Credit: ITV News Anglia

The family of Maria Stubbings who was killed by her former partner in Chelmsford have been reacting to her inquest which found she was failed by Essex Police.

Maria who was 50, was murdered by her ex Marc Chivers back in 2008 in Chelmsford. He'd previously served 15 years in prison in Germany for killing another ex-girlfriend.

The inquest found that her killing was contributed to by a catalogue of failings by Essex Police. Outside her son Benji, her brother Manuel Fernandez and her daughter Celia Peachey gave this reaction:

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