Chelmsford: Men Arrested Over Attempted Murder

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a teenager in Chelmsford.

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A 17-year-old boy was run down by a car and stabbed twice on Dorset Avenue on Thursday, 21 November.

He remains critically ill in hospital.

On Friday 29 November, detectives appealed for 35-year-old Richard Frost and his partner, 26-year-old Kay Phillips and their five-month-old son to contact police.

Officers wanted to question Richard Frost in connection with the attempted murder while there was growing concern for the safety of both Kay and the baby.

Yesterday evening (Monday 2 December) a 35-year-old man from Chelmsford was arrested at a police station in the county on suspicion of attempted murder while a 22-year-old man was arrested at his home address in the Thurrock area, also on suspicion of attempted murder.

At this stage, police have been unable to make any direct contact with Kay Phillips.

They are continuing with their attempted to discover where she and her baby are and ascertain their safety and welfare.

Kay Phillips is described as white, approximately 5ft 4in tall and has shoulder-length or long blonde hair.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Essex Police on 999 while those with information on the attempted murder of the teenage boy should contact detectives in the incident room at Brentwood on 101, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or email

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