Man stabbed to death at Lakeside shopping centre

Crime / Fri 29th Apr 2022 am30 07:52am

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a young man, possibly in his teens, was stabbed to death in the food court at Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock this afternoon (28 April).

Police were called to reports of a man being injured in an assault inside the West Thurrock shopping centre shortly before 4.30pm.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shoppers reported desperate attempts by staff and medics in the centre attempting CPR on the victim, who it is believed was attacked by two men who are described as being black or Asian.

One was wearing blue ripped jeans, a white t-shirt, black trainers and a black puffer jacket, and carrying a small bag, and the other described as wearing a blue tracksuit and white trainers.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Scott Egerton, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “I want to extend my condolences to the family after this awful attack.

“At the time of the assault, this area of the shopping centre will have been busy so I believe someone will have seen what happened.

“I need them to contact my team of dedicated, specialist officers and staff.

“I know this attack will cause concern but at this stage we believe this is a targeted attack and there’s no risk to the wider public.

“If you saw anything or have any video footage, you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.ukwhere you can use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am and 11pm. Please quote incident 750 of 28 April.

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

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9 Comments for Man stabbed to death at Lakeside shopping centre:

2022-04-29 17:47:05

I dont think we should be getting ahead of ourselves here. Do we really want stop and search because of this.

2022-04-29 18:06:56

Most gang members are know to police officers so why not search the little murdering cunts

2022-04-29 18:13:41

Get ahead of ourselves! Hahaha. No let's wait for another 30 kids to die then start stop and search but only on white kids first.

Common Sense
2022-04-29 18:58:21

Intelligence led stop and search is the key, that's not based on stereotypes and prejudice. It's not that hard.

2022-04-29 19:37:04

JJ what does that have to do with anything? There could be other factors, which lead to crime.

2022-04-29 20:09:24

Oh I am awake Jj. I'm awake to the privilege we as white people have. Come along to pur next march against racism gathering. We put on a coach and everything. Dont worry there is plenty of room on the coach because nobody turns up

2022-04-29 20:20:13

If you got to know us, I think we could change your mind. All we are doing is looking for you, as white people to admit that you're just as much to blame for slavery as someone 200 years ago. Because you have the same skin colour. You've just got to acknowledge that Jj

2022-04-30 09:18:16

Glad comments like Jj's have been deleted. I'm still free to post white people are guilty, because they share the same skin colour as people who at times done bad things centuries ago. Some fascinating rules here on your harlow.

2022-04-30 09:35:45

I'm white and proud. WLM