Man due in court to face manslaughter charge after incident in Westcliff

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a man in Westcliff.

Police were called to Hainault Avenue following reports a man had been assaulted at around 10.35pm on Saturday September 25.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he later died.

Two men were arrested a short time later.

One of them – Radu Ciobanu, 24, of Kings Chase, Witham – has now been charged with manslaughter.

He is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday September 28).

The other man – a 27 year-old from Westcliff – has been released without charge.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything or has CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage to contact us.

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

Please quote the crime reference number 42/209679/21.

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


Mick Ferris

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