Man accused of Michael Haastrup murder in Braintree

Michael Haastrup Michael Haastrup's family said he had recently become a father for the first time

A man has been charged with murder after the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old at a flat in Essex on Wednesday evening.

Luke Eva, 24, of Avondale Road in Leigh-on-Sea is due before Chelmsford magistrates on Monday.

He is accused of killing Michael Haastrup, of Southend, at a property in Cressing Road, Braintree.

Mr Haastrup, who died in hospital, had recently become a father.

A second man was injured during the incident, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A 20-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on police bail until 30 May.

A 57-year-old man was released without charge, on Friday.

Flats in Cressing Road Mr Haastrup was attacked at a flat in Cressing Road, Braintree

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