Man stabbed to death after row with youths in street


Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in a street following a row with a gang of youths.

Essex Police were called to Caister Drive, a residential street in Basildon, at about 9.30pm on Tuesday to reports a man in his forties had been found with serious injuries.

He was taken by air ambulance to Basildon Hospital but died from his injuries.

A force spokesman said: "The victim, who lived in Basildon, is thought to have been stabbed during an altercation with a group of around five youths or young men."

Several locations around Caister Drive were cordoned off while forensic investigations were carried out.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett said:  "I would appeal for anyone who saw the attack to contact my team.

"This happened in a residential area so people would have been about."

Witnesses should contact Essex Police on 101, email or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.