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Murder investigation launched after man stabbed to death in Chelmsford

The junction where the man was stabbed. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police in Essex have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Chelmsford last night.

Officers were called last night (November 10) at around 6:45 to a disturbance in Baddow Road at the junction of Longfields Road.

A group of males quickly flagged down an ambulance and the 27-year-old man was taken to Broomfield Hospital where he died.

Police believe the man was stabbed during an altercation on Baddow Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police believe he was stabbed during an altercation.

"This happened in a residential area in the early evening during rush hour, so it would have been busy.

I am appealing for witnesses or anyone with information who has yet to speak to police to come forward.”

– DI Danny Stoten

Taxi boss told police he'd lost control due to 'emotional turmoil'

Nasser Rezaie has been jailed for life for the murder of Allan Frampton. Credit: Essex Police.

A jealous ex-husband - jailed for life today life for murdering his former wife's new boyfriend - told police he had lost control due to "emotional turmoil".

Nasser Rezaie, who ran Ali's Taxis in Chelmsford, will serve a minimum of 18 years in prison.

He ran over Allan Frampton on the pavement of Osea Way in Springfield in May this year - reversing five more times as he killed him.

ITV News Anglia reporter Liz Summers was at court this morning. She sent this report.


Taxi boss jailed for life after running over ex-wife's boyfriend six times

Nasser Rezaie has been jailed for life for the murder of Allan Frampton. Credit: Essex Police.

A taxi boss who ran over and killed his ex-wife's new boyfriend has been jailed for life.

Nasser Rezaie, who ran Ali's Taxis, was convicted of the murder of Allan Frampton in a quiet cul-de-sac in May this year.

He ran over him in his Mercedes six times.

Rezaie, from Petersfield in Chelmsford, was today jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years.

Allan Frampton was murdered in May this year. Credit: Essex Police.

Victim's family 'utterly devastated' after his murder by partner's estranged husband

Alan Frampton's family say they are Credit: Essex Police

The family of a man murdered by his partner's estranged husband have spoken of their devastation after he was "cruelly and spinelessly taken" from them.

Alan Frampton was repeatedly run over by Nasser Rezaie in Chelmsford on the evening of Saturday 9 May. CCTV footage of the incident was deemed too harrowing for public release.

Following Rezaie's conviction of murder, the Frampton family released a statement condemning his "callous bid for revenge".

"We have been left utterly devastated by the way in which our lovely father and grandfather was cruelly and spinelessly taken from us.

"Nasser Rezaie’s callous bid for revenge has not only robbed us of a loving father and grandfather, it’s turned our life and his own children's lives upside down.

"We would like to thank the jury for reaching a verdict of murder and realising that Rezaie was hell-bent on taking our father’s life long before he killed him. Now we have found justice for him and he can rest in peace.

"We will continue to speak about our father with great happiness so that he will always be remembered as a happy, generous, loving, kind man.

"We thank our family and friends for all the support they have given us during this devastating time.”

– Frampton family statement


Watch the reaction in Chelmsford to man losing Supreme Court parking battle

An Essex Chip shop owner today learned that his longstanding battle against a parking fine had not been successful.

Barry Beavis lost his appeal to the Supreme Court, following earlier defeats at a county court and the Court of Appeal.

Click below to see what people in his hometown of Chelmsford thought of the ruling.

Essex man loses parking battle: 'Ticketers will take over from where the clampers left off'

Barry Beavis has lost his Supreme Court appeal over parking charges. Credit: PA

The ruling against Essex chip shop owner Barry Beavis has "given a licence for ticketers to take over from where the clampers left off", the director of the RAC foundation has warned.

Steve Gooding said it opens the door for parking companies to increase their penalty demands, and motorists would have to fight "sky-high charges" on a case by case basis.

“This ruling has given a licence for ticketers to take over from where the clampers left off.

“The judges have said that penalty charges should not be excessive but without giving any clear indication of what excessive might be.

"This opens the door for parking companies to increase their penalty demands and leaves the onus on motorists to fight sky-high charges on a case by case basis."

– Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said:

Essex chip shop owner loses Supreme Court battle over parking charge

Barry Beavis has failed in his appeal. Credit: PA

An Essex chip shop owner has lost an appeal at the UK's highest court over parking charges.

Barry Beavis, 47, of Chelmsford, launched legal action against private car park operators after he was charged £85 for overstaying his allotted two hours of free parking by nearly an hour.

He previously had his challenge dismissed at a county court and the Court of Appeal, and suffered a further defeat at the Supreme Court.

Mr Beavis, who owns The Happy Haddock chip shop in Billericay, Essex, was charged by management company ParkingEye after overstaying the permitted period of free parking at the Riverside Retail Park car park in Chelmsford in April 2013.

ParkingEye says its charges are "fair, reasonable and legally enforceable".

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