Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was discovered with multiple stab wounds in Corringham.

Essex Police were contacted by the ambulance service shortly before 7.40pm today, Wednesday, March 21, with reports a man had been found injured in Queen Elizabeth Drive. 

Despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has CCTV footage.

A section of the road and an alleyway near Dessons Court have been cordoned off while forensic examination work is carried out.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the West Major Crime Team on 101 or email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, please contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org