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Three teenagers arrested in Southend murder investigation

Police are investigating the murder of a man in a flat in St Ann's Road, Southend Credit: Google Maps Street View

Police investigating the murder of a man in Southend have arrested three teenagers in connection with the inquiry.

A 19-year-old man from Southwark, a 17-year-old from Basildon and another 17-year-old, who gave no address, were arrested in the early hours of Friday 21 November in Southend and Basildon.

They are being questioned over the murder of a 24-year-old man in a flat in St Ann's Road in Southend on Wednesday evening. Another 24-year-old man is currently being treated in hospital for stab wounds.

"I would like to thank the public for their assistance so far. If they do have any information and have not yet spoken to police please call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– DCI Simon Werrett, Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

A 22-year-old man from Southend, arrested by officers on Thursday, is still being questioned. All four are being held in police stations across south Essex.

22-year-old arrested in connection with Southend murder

A police cordon currently remains in place in St Ann’s Road.

A 22-year-old man from Southend has been arrested in connection with a murder in the town which took place inside a flat in St Ann’s Road.

He is currently being questioned in connection with the murder at the local police station.

A 24-year-old man, believed to be from the Dagenham area, was declared dead at the scene last night. Another man, also aged 24, whose background is not known, is currently being treated in hospital for stab wounds. His condition is described as stable.

A police cordon currently remains in place in St Ann’s Road whilst detailed forensic examinations continue.

A post mortem is due to be carried out tomorrow.


Murder investigation after two men stabbed

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after two men were found stabbed in Essex.

Officers were called to St Anns Road, Southend, at about 10.30pm last night.

They found one man dead and another with stab wounds. He is in critical condition in hospital.

The road has been closed while forensic examinations are carried out.

"I would urge anybody who has information about this murder to contact the investigation team at Southend."

– Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett

'Manipulative, dangerous men' jailed for sexually exploiting girls in Southend

Two men have been jailed for a total of 20 years for sexually exploiting girls in Southend.

Colin Trottman Credit: Essex Police
Glenn Dyett Credit: Essex Police

Colin Trotman, 45, of Wetherell Road, Hackney, was jailed for 10 years for rape, and four years for each offence of sexual activity with a child and the two counts of facilitating permission of child sex offences. He was also jailed for six months for production of cannabis. All to run concurrently.

Glenn Dyett, 56, was jailed for six years for each of three counts of sexual activity with a child, all to run concurrently.

There can be no excuse for the actions of Colin Trotman and Glenn Dyett. They are clearly manipulative, dangerous men who have now been sentenced and will have many years to reflect upon the utter distress they have caused to many people.

– Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Simon Werrett

Man in court over attempted rape and child abduction in Southend

A man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Southend on Monday 10 November.

Location of attack in Southend Credit: ITV News Anglia

Steven Partridge, 22, of no fixed address, who was arrested at Harlow on Wednesday, was charged with attempted rape and child abduction.

He is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ this morning.

Man arrested following sex attack on nine-year-old girl in Southend

Police have arrested a man after a nine-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in an alleyway in Southend, Essex.

Police had issued an urgent appeal to trace Steven Partridge, 22, following the incident just of Scratton Road on Monday 10 November.

The man, arrested in Harlow earlier today, has been taken to Southend police station for questioning.

The victim, a girl aged nine from Southend, was found by a member of the public who called the police.

She is being cared for by specially trained police officers. She has suffered a sexual assault and we are doing everything we can to look after her following this traumatic ordeal.

– Detective Chief Superintendent Tracy Hawkings


Police seek boys who broke museum window

Prittlewell Priory Museum Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for information after a window was smashed at the Prittlewell Priory Museum in Southend.

The window was broken between 3.50pm and 4pm on Saturday October 18. It is not known how the window was broken but the cost of repairing it was estimated at £1,200.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to a group of three boys, aged approximately 10 to 13, who were seen running away from the location shortly afterwards. One of them was described as wearing a checked shirt. Anyone with information can call PC Craig Burles at Southend Police Station on 101.

Police seek hit and run driver after crossing crash injures woman

The crossing where the woman was hurt Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are looking for the driver of a red car involved in a hit and run on a pedestrian crossing which left a 72-year-old woman in hospital.

The crash happened in Southend at 2.15pm on Friday November 7. The woman was on the zebra crossing on Sutton Road, near the junction with Eastern Avenue.

She's in a serious but stable condition in Southend Hospital.

The car did not stop after the collision and we urgently need to trace the driver. If anyone witnessed what happened or they know of someone who drives a red car which is now damaged I would ask them to get in touch. Alternatively we would ask the driver of this car to contact us.

– Sgt Damon Bainbridge, of the Essex Police Serious Collision Unit

Man arrested on suspicion of murder released on bail

Angela Millington Credit: Essex Police

A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman from Essex whose remains were found on marshland by a group of ramblers has been released on bail. The body of Angela Millington was washed up on Foulness Island near Southend back in June with DNA tests only recently confirming her identity. Police say they've had reports of possible sightings of Angela in Southend in January and February. They're looking into the possibility she was living with someone at the time and want that person to come forward.

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