Chelmsford rush hour stabbing: Man dies in hospital

Baddow Road, Chelmsford
Image caption A man was fatally stabbed in a fight in Baddow Road, Chelmsford, on Tuesday evening

A man was stabbed to death during a fight in an Essex street over the evening rush hour period.

Detectives believe the 27-year-old victim was attacked in Baddow Road, Chelmsford, at 18:45 GMT on Tuesday.

He was taken to hospital after a group of men flagged down an ambulance three miles from the scene. He later died from his injuries.

Essex Police said a 25-year-old man had been arrested in connection with its investigation.

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The force is also investigating a separate stabbing in The Chase, Great Baddow, which happened a few hours later.

In the second incident, a 22-year-old man was left with a stab wound to his head. He has serious but non life-threatening injuries, police said.

Ch Insp Alan Cook said: "We understand residents are concerned following the two incidents in Chelmsford and Great Baddow last night, in which a man tragically died and another man is currently being treated in hospital.

"Officers are looking into the circumstances of both incidents."

Image caption Tony Appleton, who lives close to where the stabbing happened, said he was "starting to feel unsafe"

Tony Appleton, who lives close to the scene of the fatal stabbing, said he was starting to feel unsafe following a number of recent incidents.

"This is a quiet area, but this thing seems to be happening all the time and I am starting to feel unsafe," he said.

"I've lived in this village 71 years and I'm getting frightened."

The road was closed between the junctions with Beehive Lane and Tabors Avenue until 03:00 GMT while forensic examinations were carried out.

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