Dead boy named as investigation continues into fatal assault in Chelmsford

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A teenager who died following an assault in Chelmsford on Sunday has been described as a “kind and loving young man”.

Andy Wood, 16, was found injured close to green space off Waterson Vale at around 11.30pm.

He was taken to hospital but later died.

In a statement, Andy’s family said: “Andy was a kind and loving young man.

“He touched the lives of countless people.

“His loss has left a massive hole in the lives of his family and friends.”

Police ask that his family are now left to grieve in peace and that people refrain from speculating on social media about the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death.

An 18 year-old man from Chelmsford arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Police have launched a Major Incident Public Portal, meaning the public can submit information online, directly to the investigation team.

The Major Incident Public Portal can be accessed at:

You can also submit a report on the police website or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit to find out more about the website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 1321 of February 12.


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