Fifth arrest in connection with man’s death in Epping

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the death of Stephen Morrison in Epping.

Mr Morrison died on Tuesday June 23 after he was stabbed in a car park between the Robin Hood and Wakes Arms roundabouts on Epping New Road.

A warrant was executed at an address in Chigwell this morning, Tuesday July 7, and a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Julie Gowen who is leading the investigation said: “Our investigation is quickly gathering pace and we are making significant progress with our enquiries.

“I would like to thank everyone who has got in contact with us so far. Your help has been invaluable.

“Five people have now been arrested in connection with Stephen’s death, but we are still asking anyone who has information to come forward and speak to us.

“No matter how small or insignificant you think your information is, please get in contact with us.

“It could be the key to bringing those responsible for Stephen’s death to justice.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Team through the major incident public reporting site: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020120P45-PO1

Alternatively you can call 101 quoting crime reference 1191 of 23 June or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Mick Ferris

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