Chelmsford: Murder investigation launched as body found

Murder investigation launched after man's body found in Chelmsford flat.

Murder investigation launched after man's body found in Chelmsford flat. - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a flat.

Essex Police were called shortly after 8.30am this morning to the home above TJ’s Sandwich Bar in Broomfield Road, Chelmsford.

A man’s body was found with multiple injuries including stab wounds.

The area behind The Ship pub has been cordoned off for forensic investigations.

A 29-year-old man of no fixed address arrested on suspicion of murder is in custody being questioned by detectives.


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Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore, who is leading the investigation, said: “I’m keen to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area.

“The victim was found with stab injuries in a property on a busy road and I would urge anyone with information to contact me.”

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Anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101.

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