Essex

Chelmsford rush hour stabbing: Second man arrested

Ladimeji Benson Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Ladimeji Benson was stabbed to death in Chelmsford on Tuesday

A second man has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in a rush hour street fight.

Ladimeji Benson, 27, was attacked in Baddow Road, Chelmsford on Tuesday.

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

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and affray on Thursday.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of the same offence. Both men have been bailed until 6 January, pending further inquiries.

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

In a statement, his family and girlfriend said: "Ladi was a special person with a beautiful heart. He was a wonderful father to his baby daughter and step-son, and a loving partner, son and brother.

"He was taken from us too soon and we are all left with a huge hole in our hearts. Our lives will never be the same without him.

"We will never see that cheeky grin again and his daughter will never know the father she adored. She had almost learned to say the word 'Dada', but now her Dada will only be a photo or a story."

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