Murder investigation launched after teenager found with knife wounds off Rosebery Road, Grays

Thurrock Gazette: The scene on Roseberry Road The scene on Roseberry Road

A PROBE has been launched by murder squad detectives after a teenage boy was found stabbed to death.

At around 11am today, police were called to a flat just off Rosebery Road, where they found the boy with knife wounds.

He was given immediate first aid but was declared dead by medics a short while later.

An 18 year-old-man was arrested at the scene and taken into police custody. He was arrested on suspicion of murder.

It is believed both men were known to each other.

On Tuesday morning, a police officer stood guard outside the property in Rosebery Road. Large parts of the street - and a black motorbike with a "L" plate fixed to the rear - have been cordoned off while police investigations continue.

Those who live on the road have spoken of their shock following the incident.

One woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she didn’t know what was going on when police initially arrived at the scene.

She said: “It’s shocking really, all the more because it’s right on our doorstep.

“I didn’t have a clue what was going on when all the police turned up, but when the helicopter arrived we knew it must be serious, but didn’t have clue that someone was dying inside the flat.

“We never heard a thing all day. You’d expect to hear a commotion of some sort with something like that going on.”

A police spokesman said: “Anyone who was in the area this morning at the relevant time and has any information to help the police investigation is asked to contact the Stanway Major Investigation team on 101.” 

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8:04pm Mon 17 Feb 14

RochfordRob says...

Terrible news.

Still, violent crime is down, so I am assured.
Terrible news. Still, violent crime is down, so I am assured. RochfordRob
  • Score: 11

8:06am Tue 18 Feb 14

GTA Essex says...

RochfordRob wrote:
Terrible news.

Still, violent crime is down, so I am assured.
Getting more and more like America. I reckon this was over something petty. Like over a playstation game.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: Terrible news. Still, violent crime is down, so I am assured.[/p][/quote]Getting more and more like America. I reckon this was over something petty. Like over a playstation game. GTA Essex
  • Score: -8

9:49am Tue 18 Feb 14

ThurrockResident says...

Maybe drug related?
Maybe drug related? ThurrockResident
  • Score: -12

12:53pm Tue 18 Feb 14

wobblybob says...

That's Rosebery Road (2 r's not 3).
That's Rosebery Road (2 r's not 3). wobblybob
  • Score: -2

8:59pm Tue 18 Feb 14

jamesweech says...

Guys, Please think a little bit before you post, This guy was in our year and our school is one big community, We are all very upset
Guys, Please think a little bit before you post, This guy was in our year and our school is one big community, We are all very upset jamesweech
  • Score: 19

8:59pm Tue 18 Feb 14

OriginalFaker says...

GTA Essex wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
Terrible news.

Still, violent crime is down, so I am assured.
Getting more and more like America. I reckon this was over something petty. Like over a playstation game.
I am one of his friends from school. This was not a "petty" death over a playstation game. This was over something much larger and probably grooming related. Don't ever "reckon" something like this again. Your comment alone has hurt a lot of people.
[quote][p][bold]GTA Essex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: Terrible news. Still, violent crime is down, so I am assured.[/p][/quote]Getting more and more like America. I reckon this was over something petty. Like over a playstation game.[/p][/quote]I am one of his friends from school. This was not a "petty" death over a playstation game. This was over something much larger and probably grooming related. Don't ever "reckon" something like this again. Your comment alone has hurt a lot of people. OriginalFaker
  • Score: 18

11:00am Wed 19 Feb 14

random0987 says...

GTA ESSEX THIS IS NOT DRUGS OR OVER A PLAY STATION GAME THIS IS OVER A VERY SICK PERSON WHO GROOMED A YOUNG BOY TO THINK THEY WERE THE SAME AGE,HE INTENDED TO DO WHAT HE DID AND BEFORE YOU WRITE ANYTHING YOU NEED TO TAKE THE FEELINGS OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY INTO CONSIDERATION,HE DID NOT KNOW HE WAS GOING THERE TO HAVE THIS DONE TO HIM,HE WAS A YOUNG LOVING LAD WITH LOTS OF FRIENDS AND THIS 18 YEAR OLD WHO IS A VERY SICK PERSON TO DO THIS TO ANY HUMAN NEEDS TO BE LOCKED UP FOR LIFE,
R.I.P BRECK MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
IF PEOPLE HAVE NOT GOT ANYTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT THIS PLEASE TAKE THERE POOR FAMILY INTO CONSIDERATION AND DONT COMMENT :(
GTA ESSEX THIS IS NOT DRUGS OR OVER A PLAY STATION GAME THIS IS OVER A VERY SICK PERSON WHO GROOMED A YOUNG BOY TO THINK THEY WERE THE SAME AGE,HE INTENDED TO DO WHAT HE DID AND BEFORE YOU WRITE ANYTHING YOU NEED TO TAKE THE FEELINGS OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY INTO CONSIDERATION,HE DID NOT KNOW HE WAS GOING THERE TO HAVE THIS DONE TO HIM,HE WAS A YOUNG LOVING LAD WITH LOTS OF FRIENDS AND THIS 18 YEAR OLD WHO IS A VERY SICK PERSON TO DO THIS TO ANY HUMAN NEEDS TO BE LOCKED UP FOR LIFE, R.I.P BRECK MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS XXXXXXXXXXXXXX IF PEOPLE HAVE NOT GOT ANYTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT THIS PLEASE TAKE THERE POOR FAMILY INTO CONSIDERATION AND DONT COMMENT :( random0987
  • Score: 7

1:35pm Wed 19 Feb 14

RochfordRob says...

The matter is now sub judice so any comments suggesting a motive or whatever are most unwise.
The matter is now sub judice so any comments suggesting a motive or whatever are most unwise. RochfordRob
  • Score: 1

11:20pm Wed 19 Feb 14

dawnmary1 says...

This is so sad! What is wrong with society where parents don't check up on their children and just allow them to leave the home, trusting that they are going where they say they are going. As a parent it is your responsibility to keep that child or children safe. Yes trust them accordingly but always check in with friends parents to make sure the child is where they say they are going to be. Also what is going on that knives and guns are brought into fights??? a fist used to do the job just fine. I am not advocating violence, just trying to make sense of senseless murder.
I hope and pray that the parents find some peace after a while, I hope and pray that justice is served, not that it will bring this innocent boy back to his parents.
Parents please keep tabs on your kids, no it won't be popular but at least you will know where they are and who they are with.
This is so sad! What is wrong with society where parents don't check up on their children and just allow them to leave the home, trusting that they are going where they say they are going. As a parent it is your responsibility to keep that child or children safe. Yes trust them accordingly but always check in with friends parents to make sure the child is where they say they are going to be. Also what is going on that knives and guns are brought into fights??? a fist used to do the job just fine. I am not advocating violence, just trying to make sense of senseless murder. I hope and pray that the parents find some peace after a while, I hope and pray that justice is served, not that it will bring this innocent boy back to his parents. Parents please keep tabs on your kids, no it won't be popular but at least you will know where they are and who they are with. dawnmary1
  • Score: 3

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