Man arrested for murder after 16-year-old boy dies in hospital

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy died in Essex.

Police were called to Waterson Vale in Chelmsford at around 11.30pm on Sunday following reports of a boy sustaining ‘serious injuries’.

The victim was taken to hospital where he later died, Essex Police said.

An 18-year-old man was detained in the early hours of Monday morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Ashley Howard, of Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: ‘This is a tragic incident where a 16-year-old child has lost his life.

‘We have a team of officers working solidly to determine what has happened here and get justice for his family.

‘A cordon has been put in place at Waterson Vale and we are likely to remain there for a while whilst enquiries continue.

‘I know that this may cause disruption however it is vital we understand how this incident happened.’

‘We are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Waterson Vale or surrounding roads in Chelmsford last night and may have witnessed or heard anything, or anyone who has any further information to contact us to assist with this investigation.’

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