Essex

Third person charged over Southend stab death

Napier Avenue, Southend Image copyright Google
Image caption The man, from London, was found with a stab wound to his chest on 13 February in Napier Avenue, Southend

A third person has been charged by police investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man fatally injured in Essex.

The man, from London, was found with a stab wound to his chest on 13 February in Napier Avenue, Southend.

He was taken to hospital where he died four days later.

Elisha Francois, 25, of York Road, Southend, was arrested early on Tuesday and has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

She is due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court.

Police said two men have already been charged in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Essex Police.

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