Man stabbed to death outside Essex pub when Britain voted to leave EU

Man stabbed to death outside Essex pub when Britain voted to leave EU

A 27-year-old man has been stabbed to death outside a pub in Essex on the night when Britain voted to leave the European Union.

The victim, named locally as Mohammed Faisal Uddin, was killed outside Rose and Crown pub in Writtle at around 10.30pm on Thursday.

Police are trying to establish the motive for the attack which took place outside the venue, owned by the famous Lloyds catering firm, where as many as 4,000 people congregated around 9pm for a barbecue.

A 27-year-old man has been stabbed to death outside Rose and Crown pub in Writtle (pictured) on the night when Britain voted to leave the European Union

The victim, named locally as Mohammed Faisal Uddin, was killed outside Rose and Crown pub in Writtle (pictured) at around 10.30pm on Thursday

Mohammed Faisal Uddin was attacked outside Rose and Crown pub in Writtle on Thursday evening after the EU referendum

Detectives are trying to establish the motive for the attack (pictured: Crime scene)

Police and forensic officers attended the scene after the stabbing (pictured: Forensics investigation)

Armed police were scrambled to the scene and the emergency services later turned up to establish whether his death was a murder or not.

One witness to the stabbing, named locally as James, wrote on Twitter: 'Just heard about someone being stabbed in Writtle. Thoughts and prayers are with the victim & family.

'Whoever you are, leave your arm, stop the hatred, do it on your street, don't do it in people's front yards.'

The stabbing takes the UK's total murder toll since the EU referendum result to 41.


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