Sunday, December 10, 2023

Tilbury: Man charged with attempted murder in Feenan Highway

A MAN has been charged in connection with a serious assault in Tilbury which has left a man in a life-threatening condition.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was found injured in Feenan Highway shortly before 9.45pm on Sunday 2 January.

He was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition, where he remains. 

Darnel Curtin, 19, of Chesterton Way, Tilbury, has now been charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear in Southend Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Thursday 6 January. 

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident, or anyone with dashcam or doorbell footage of the area between 6pm and midnight on Sunday, to come forward if they have not already done so. 

Detective Inspector Julie Gowen, who is leading the investigation, said:

“There will continue to be a policing presence in the area in the coming days and I would urge anyone with any information on this incident to come forward and speak to us if you have not already done so.
“You can speak to officers as they patrol, you can report information to us or indeed anonymously to Crimestoppers.
“I understand incidents such as this will naturally concern the community, but we continue to believe there is no wider threat to the public.”

If you have any information you can submit a report online or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 975 of 2 January.

A special portal has also been set up through which you can submit information:

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Original appeal: 5pm Monday, 3 January 

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Tilbury are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

It was reported members of the public found the victim, a man in his 30s, had been found injured in Feenan Highway shortly before 9.45pm yesterday (Sunday 2 January).

He was taken to hospital where he is in a life-threatening condition.

A 19 year-old man from Tilbury was arrested just after midnight today (Monday 3 January) on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.

Detective Inspector Julie Gowen, who’s leading the investigation, said:

“We are working to establish the circumstances which led up to the victim becoming injured.

“Officers worked quickly, making an arrest and I do not believe the incident poses a threat to the wider public.

“We believe the victim was attacked in the area of Feenan Highway and need anyone in the area with CCTV, doorbell cameras, or dash cam to check their cameras.

“In particular between the times of 6pm and 10pm.

“If you saw or heard anything or have any information, I need you to get in contact.”


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