Essex

Southend murder probe as man stabbed in leg dies

The scene at Roots Hall Drive, Southend
Image caption Emergency services were called to Roots Hall Drive in Southend, just before midnight on Thursday

A murder investigation has been launched after a man who was stabbed in the leg died.

Emergency services were called to Roots Hall Drive in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, just before midnight on Thursday.

The man, in his 30s, was taken to hospital, where he died.

Essex Police said no-one had been arrested and detectives were continuing their inquiries to establish what happened. The force appealed for witnesses.

Image caption Police said inquiries were continuing

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