Man stabbed to death in Little Garth, Pitsea

Police were called to Little Garth, off Pitsea Road, after reports of an injured man.

Police attended shortly before 8.45pm on Saturday July 7th.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics the 21 year-old man passed away at Basildon Hospital a short while later.

A forensic post-mortem has determined the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest.

Detective Inspector Stuart Truss, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said:

“We believe this was a targeted and isolated incident and there’s no risk to the wider public.

“Our investigation is progressing well and we continue to carry out enquiries at the scene where a cordon is in place.

“Due to this I expect part of Pitsea Road to be remain closed off through the early part of tomorrow and through to the afternoon.

“If you normally use that route to go to work I’d advise planning ahead and using a different route.

“We are continuing to appeal for information and my team needs to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything, has CCTV or was driving in the area and has dash cam footage.

“It doesn’t matter how insignificant you think the information you have is, we need to speak to you.”

If you have any information call Essex Police on 101 quoting incident 1418 of 07/07.