Murder Probe As Teenager 'Stabbed To Death' Near Pub And Two Arrested
On 28th February 2021
Emergency services were called at around 6 pm after the teenager was admitted to the hospital in Leigh-On-Sea with stab wounds. From initial inquiries, Essex Police believe he was attacked near The Peterboat pub in High Street, Old Leigh. Two men were arrested as police opened a murder investigation.
Two men were arrested as police launched evidence of murder following the death last night of an 18-year-old man. After the boy was taken to hospital in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, with stab wounds, emergency services were called at about 6 pm.
On suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, a 31-year-old man from Westcliff and a 19-year-old man from Rayleigh were arrested. They are being held in detention awaiting further investigation.
Essex Police suspect he was attacked near The Peterboat pub in High Street, Old Leigh, based on preliminary investigations.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: 'Officers are in the Old Leigh area carrying out inquiries and want to thank people who have come forward so far.'
Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has a cell phone, CCTV, or dashcam footage to contact them as soon as possible.
The incident comes after a spate of knife crime in the London area, including a disturbing weekend of incidents three weeks ago.