Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead.
Police were called by the ambulance service at 9.45pm yesterday, Sunday April 16, with reports a man had been shot and a woman had been stabbed in Cranfield Park Avenue, Wickford.
Both were taken to hospital but sadly the 45-year-old man died.
The 35-year-old woman suffered multiple stab wounds and is in a serious but stable condition.
Enquiries are ongoing. Detectives are asking witnesses who have yet to come forward to contact Brentwood Major Investigation Team on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.