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Five teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Essex.

Police were called to Rosemary Road, Clacton shortly after midnight and found a 21-year-old man who had suffered a stab wound. 

Paramedics treated him at the scene but he later died at hospital.

Essex Police launched a murder investigation and five teenage boys from Clacton, aged 19, 18, and three 15-year-olds, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 20-year-old woman, also from Clacton, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All six remain in custody. 

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Greg Wood, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: ‘As soon as we received reports of this incident our officers were quickly at the scene and made several arrests within a matter of hours.

Essex Police at the scene of a serious incident in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Essex Police at the scene of a serious incident in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Essex Police at the scene of a serious incident in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Several roads in Clacton town centre are now closed, including parts of the High Street

Several roads in Clacton town centre are now closed, including parts of the High Street

Several roads in Clacton town centre are now closed, including parts of the High Street

‘I know this incident will cause concern to people living and working in Clacton town centre, but I want to reassure them that we do not believe there is an ongoing risk to the wider public and as said our officers acted swiftly to make arrests.

‘A young man has sadly lost his life so I am sure you will understand why we have had to close several key roads in the centre of town.

‘Uniformed officers, plain clothed detectives, and forensics experts will remain at the scene while we continue to carry out enquiries.

‘I would urge anyone within the community who witnessed or knows what happened, or has any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage, or any other information, to contact my team.’

Several roads in Clacton town centre are now closed, including parts of the High Street. 

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number 5 of Sunday 12 September or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Source: Daily Mail UK

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