Two Chelmsford men charged in connection with stabbing outside Writtle pub

Two men have been charged in connection with the killing of Liam Taylor in Writtle in January.

Liam, 19, died after being stabbed outside the Rose and Crown pub in The Green on Friday January 31. A second 19-year-old man was also stabbed during the incident.

Louis Colgate, 18, of Aldridge Close, Chelmsford, and Connor Smith, 18, of Springfield Park Avenue, Chelmsford, were arrested on June 4.

Both have now been charged with murder and attempted murder.

They have also been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a woman on January 31.

They are due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court today, Friday June 12.

A 21-year-old man from Chelmsford was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession with intent to supply drugs. He has been released on bail until June 17.

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Mick Ferris

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