Murder investigation launched after man stabbed to death in Blackshots

Essex Police

A MAN has died and three others have been seriously injured following a disturbance in Grays.

Police were called at 12.35am today, Saturday July 1, with reports of a number of men fighting in Blackshots Lane.

The man has been named locally as Kevin Malthouse. More details to come.

Officers and the ambulance service attended and found one man aged in his 20s had been stabbed in the chest. Sadly despite the efforts of paramedics, he was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police received a further call shortly after 1.05am with reports three men had attended Basildon Hospital. They are currently being treated for injuries that are believed to be life threatening.

The incident in Blackshots Lane is believed to be linked to another assault, which was reported to police at 1.55am.

A 17-year-old boy had been assaulted in Fleming Road, Chafford Hundred. He suffered a head injury and was knocked unconscious. His injury was not believed to be life threatening.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are looking to establish what happened in the lead up to both incidents.

They are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Brentwood Major Investigation Team on 101 or email

Alternatively, they can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

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