Essex

Further arrest in Southend chef stabbing murder inquiry

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a chef after a classical music concert have made a further arrest.

Reynald Duchene, 37, of Arlington Square, South Woodham Ferrers, had been at a the concert in Priory Park, Southend, Essex, on Saturday.

He was found collapsed in Priory Crescent later that evening.

A man, 21, from Southend, is being held on suspicion of murder. A 23-year-old man, also arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in custody.

Two men, aged 18 and 19 from Southend, have been bailed until August.

Mr Duchene, who lived with his partner and her children, worked as a chef in London.

He was seen having an argument with a group of men and a woman in Priory Crescent near to its junction with Victoria Avenue at 2330 BST.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Duchene had died from a single stab wound to the chest.

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