Essex house party stabbing: Three held after death
- 9 September 2012
- From the section Essex
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17-year-old was stabbed to death at a house party in Essex on Saturday.
Police said the boy from the Clacton area was stabbed during a disturbance outside the house in Marlowe Way, Colchester, at about 22:00 BST.
He was taken to hospital with abdominal injuries but died shortly after arriving, Essex Police said.
Two 18-year-old men and a 17-year-old boy are being questioned by officers.
They are all from Colchester and are being questioned at separate police stations.
Det Ch Insp Simon Parkes, from Essex Police, said: "This really is a tragic loss of life that we, but more importantly, this boy's parents have to deal with.
"This murder took place in an affluent area of Colchester and at a house party which had a garden that could cater for the 100 or so teenagers that were present."
Everyone at the party was a "key witness", said Mr Parkes.
He urged anyone who had attended to contact Essex Police or Crimestoppers.
"Our thoughts are very much also with this boy's family," he added.