Man charged with murder of teenager in Chelmsford and further arrest made

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a teenager in Chelmsford

Officers were called to an area near to a green space off Waterson Vale in Chelmsford at around 11.30pm on Sunday February 12 following reports of a serious assault.

The victim, 16-year-old Andy Wood was taken to hospital where he later died.

Elijah Clark, of Gloucester Avenue, Chelmsford, has today been charged with murder, ABH, and possession of a pointed article.

He is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates Court on Thursday February 16.

This afternoon, officers also arrested a 17-year old boy on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Enquiries continue and anyone with any information, who hasn’t already contacted the police is asked to get in touch.

A Major Incident Public Portal has been launched, meaning the public can submit information online, directly to the investigation team.

The portal can be accessed here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020123Q43-PO1

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 www.essex.police.uk/digital101 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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Mick Ferris

Editor Email: mickferris@yellowad.co.uk