Another Arrest Made Over Southend Murder

Detectives investigating the murder of Hassan Mohammed in York Road, Southend, have arrested a further man in connection.

The 17-year-old from Southend was arrested by officers on the evening of Friday, July 11 at an address in Burdett Avenue, Westcliff. He is being questioned at Southend Police Station.

Three other men, aged 17, 18 and 18 from North London, arrested on Wednesday July 9, are also still helping officers with their enquiries and remain in custody at Southend Police Station.

Hassan Mohammed, 24, of Camberwell in London, died in Southend Hospital on Tuesday, July 8, following an incident in York Road which took place at around 7pm on Monday, July 7. He received two stab wounds.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett said: "Four people are in custody and are helping us with our enquiries. The response from the public has been great, but I would still urge anyone who has any information who has not yet spoken to us to contact us. We are particularly interested in any motorists who were in the York Road area around 7pm on Monday.”

Anyone that can help is asked to contact Essex Police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Six men arrested on Monday, July 7 in connection with the murder have been released from police custody with no further action in relation to the murder.

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