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Appeal for witnesses following armed robbery at Chelmsford bookmaker

The robbery happened at the William Hill in Broomfield Road. Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a bookmaker in Chelmsford.

A man walked into William Hill in Broomfield Road and threatened the cashier with a knife, while another man waited outside.

They took a three figure sum of cash and made off towards Chelmsford town centre.

It happened at around 10.50pm on 19 November.

The man who entered the shop was wearing a purple cap, a grey hooded top and black gloves and trousers.

Jury out in inquest of Eystna Blunnie

Eystna Blunnie was 20-years-old. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The jury of three women and eight men has retired in the inquest of the death of Eystna Louise Blunnie.

Her Majesty's Coroner Eleanor McGann asked the jury in Chelmsford to reach a verdict, to which they are all agreed.

Eystna was pregnant when she was beaten to death by her boyfriend Tony McLernon in 2012.

He was sentenced for murder and the destruction of an unborn child, and told he must serve at least 27 years in prison.

Teenager becomes fifth arrest in Chelmsford murder investigation

Ladimeji Benson died following an altercation in Baddow Road. Credit: Essex Police

A teenage boy has become the fifth person to be arrested in connection with the investigation into the murder of a man in Chelmsford.

Ladimeji Benson, 27, died following an altercation in Baddow Road on Tuesday 10 November, where he is thought to have been stabbed.

A 16-year-old boy from Chelmsford was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of assault and affray. He has been taken to Chelmsford Police station for questioning.

It follows the arrest of a 20-year-old man on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, who remains in police custody.

Three other men also been arrested in connection with the ongoing police investigation. They remain on bail.

More: Murder investigation launched after man stabbed to death in Chelmsford

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Fourth arrest in Chelmsford murder investigation

Police are investigating the murder of Ladimeji Benson Credit: Essex Police

Officers investigating the murder of Ladimeji Benson in Chelmsford on Tuesday November 10 have made a further arrest.

Mr Benson, 27, who was from Chelmsford and had been living in Colchester, is thought to have been stabbed during an altercation in Baddow Road. He was taken to Broomfield Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

A 20-year-old man from Chelmsford was arrested last night (Wednesday 18 November) in London on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody awaiting questioning.

Two men from Chelmsford aged 22 and 25 and a 20-year-old man of no fixed abode who were arrested in connection with the ongoing police investigation remain on police bail pending further enquiries.

JD sports bag is the latest lead in Chelmsford murder investigation

Essex Police are looking for a sports bag similar to this one Credit: Essex Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Chelmsford are asking for the public's help to find a Yellow JD sports bag, similar to the one pictured. They think it was worn by one of the people involved in the altercation thought to have led to the man's death.

Ladimeji Benson, 27, who was from Chelmsford and had been living in Colchester, is thought to have been stabbed during an altercation in Baddow Road.

He was taken to Broomfield Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Detectives are also asking for the public's help to find the murder weapon, which is still missing.

We are also yet to find the murder weapon and believe it may have been thrown away. I am asking residents in the areas of Baddow Road, Chelmsford town centre and the areas surrounding Moulsham Street to check their bins and gardens for knives that have been discarded.

"If residents find a weapon or the bag, they are asked to please contact us immediately.

"I am also keen to hear from anyone who saw someone in the Baddow Road area at around 6.45pm on Tuesday, November 10 who had a bag matching this description to get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Danny Stoten, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on conditional bail until March 9, 2016 pending further enquiries.

Two other men from Chelmsford aged 22 and 25 who were arrested in connection with the ongoing police investigation have been bailed to January 6, pending further enquiries.

Third arrest after Chelmsford stabbing

Ladimeji Benson died after the attack in Chelmsford Credit: ITV News Anglia

A third man has been arrested in connection with a murder in Chelmsford on Tuesday

Ladimeji Benson, 27, who was from Chelmsford and had been living in Colchester, is thought to have been stabbed during an altercation in Baddow Road. He was taken to Broomfield Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody awaiting questioning.

Two men from Chelmsford aged 22 and 25 who were arrested in connection with the ongoing police investigation have been bailed to January 6, pending further enquiries.

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