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'ROLLING NEWS' COVERAGE - WAKE ARMS MURDER INVESTIGATION
12.03pm - Friday, 24th June 2021

£10,000 Crimestoppers reward as police renew appeal a year on

Detectives investigating the murder of Stephen Morrisson have been carrying out anniversary enquiries as a £10,000 Crimestoppers reward is offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed the 30-year-old man.

Stephen was stabbed near the Wake Arms roundabout shortly before 8pm on Tuesday, June 23 last year.

He managed to get to the Shell service station where he was found seriously injured.

He died in hospital later that night.

Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with his death.

Six have been released on bail, three have been released under investigation, and five have been told they face no further action.

Officers have been conducting checks as it is announced that a £10,000 reward from Crimestoppers is on offer.

Anyone with any information about Stephen’s murder should ring police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/95350/21 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
6.53pm - Saturday, 24th April 2021

Fourteenth person arrested over Wake Arms murder

A fourteenth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrisson, 30, who was found seriously injured in Epping Road near the Wake Arms roundabout shortly before 8pm on June 23 last year.

A 24-year-old man, from Ruislip, was arrested in London on suspicion of murder on Wednesday and released on bail until May 18.

Of the 14 people arrested, seven have been released on bail and two have been released under investigation.

Five people face no further action at this time.
3.36pm - Saturday, 30th January 2021

Further arrest in murder investigation

A thirteenth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrison who died after being stabbed in a forest car park off Epping New Road, Epping.

Stephen, 30, was found seriously injured outside the Shell service station on Epping Road, near the Wake Arms roundabout, shortly before 8pm on June 23 last year.

He died in hospital later that evening.

During the early hours yesterday morning (Friday) a 24-year-old man, from London, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He has been bailed until February while the investigation continues.

Twelve other people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Three will face no further action, nine have been released on bail or remain under investigation.
9.07am - Thursday, 26th November

Police renew appeal for information as nine people remain on bail

Nine people - six men and three women - remain on bail having been arrested over the murder of Stephen Morrisson who died after being stabbed in a forest car park off Epping New Road, Epping.

Mr Morrisson was found near the Shell service station at about 8pm on June 23. He died in hospital later that evening.

* A 23-year-old woman from London arrested on July 3 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

* A man from London, now aged 24, arrested on July 3 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

* A woman from London, now aged 24, arrested on July 9 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

* A man from London, now aged 24, arrested on July 13 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

* A 20-year-old man from Berkshire arrested on July 23 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

* A man from London, now aged 18, arrested on July 26 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

* An 18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder on October 9 has been released on bail. 

* A 29-year-old man arrested on October 29 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

* A 19-year-old man from Twickenham arrested on November 22 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Julie Gowen, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would like to thank everyone who has got in contact with us so far. Your help has been invaluable.

"Twelve people have now been arrested in connection with Stephen's death, three of whom will face no further action in relation to this investigation. 

"We are still asking anyone who has information to come forward and speak to us.

"No matter how small or insignificant you think your information is, please get in contact with us.

"It could be the key to bringing those responsible for Stephen's death to justice." 

Anyone with information who has yet to come forward can submit information online. Alternatively information can be given via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
2.36pm - Monday, 23rd November

Further arrest made in murder investigation

Another person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrisson who was stabbed in a car park off Epping New Road, near the Wake Arms roundabout, in Epping.

Mr Morrisson, 30, was found seriously injured by the Shell service station shortly before 8pm on June 23. He died in hospital later that evening.

Yesterday, a 20-year-old man, from Twickenham, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody.
3.02pm - Tuesday, 20th October

Tenth person arrested as part of murder investigation

Almost four months on from the fatal stabbing of a man near the Wake Arms roundabout, Epping, detectives have given an update on the ongoing investigation which has seen ten people arrested.

Detectives launched a murder investigation after Stephen Morrisson, 30, was stabbed in a car park off Epping New Road on Tuesday, June 23. 

A total of ten people had been arrested in connection with the death - two of those arrested have since been told they face no further action over the killing.

Mr Morrisson was found seriously injured near the Shell service station on Epping Road shortly before 8pm on June 23.

He died in hospital later that evening.

Police have today given an update on the ten people arrested.
 
* A 31-year-old man, from London, arrested on June 30 on suspicion of murder will face no further action. He has been released under investigation in relation to two drug offences. 
 
* A 23-year-old woman, from London, arrested on July 3 on suspicion of murder has been re-bailed until November 24.

* A man from London, who is now aged 24, arrested on July 3 on suspicion of murder has been re-bailed until November 24.

* A man, now aged 35, arrested on July 3 on suspicion of murder will face no further action. 
 
* A 26-year-old man, from London, arrested on July 7 on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.
 
* A 23-year-old woman, from London, arrested on July 9 on suspicion of murder has been re-bailed until November 29.
 
* A 24-year-old man, from London, arrested on July 13 on suspicion of murder has been re-bailed until December 2.
 
* A 20-year-old man, from Berkshire, arrested on July 23 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail until December 6.
 
* A 17-year-old boy, from London, arrested on July 26 on suspicion of murder has been released on bail until December 14.
 
* An 18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder on October 9 has been released on bail until November 4. 
 
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Julie Gowen, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would like to thank everyone who has got in contact with us so far. Your help has been invaluable.

"Ten people have now been arrested in connection with Stephen's death but we are still asking anyone who has information to come forward and speak to us.

"No matter how small or insignificant you think your information is, please get in contact with us.

"It could be the key to bringing those responsible for Stephen's death to justice."
 
Anyone with information who has yet to come forward can submit information online at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020120P45-PO1, ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
12.06pm - Wednesday, 29th July

Police confirm nine now arrested in murder investigation after Berkshire man detained last week

Nine people have now been arrested in connection with the death of 30-year-old Stephen Morrisson who was stabbed in a forest car park off Epping New Road, after police revealed a man from Berkshire was arrested last Thursday.

The 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail until August 14.

The ninth arrest was made on Sunday (July 26) when a 17-year-old boy, from London, was arrested. He has been released on bail until August 19.

Mr Morrisson died in hospital on the night he was found seriously injured, on Tuesday, June 23, near the Shell service station at the Wake Arms roundabout.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Julie Gowen, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would like to thank everyone who has got in contact with us so far. Your help has been invaluable.

"Nine people have now been arrested in connection with Stephen's death but we are still asking anyone who has information to come forward and speak to us.

"No matter how small or insignificant you think your information is, please get in contact with us.

"It could be the key to bringing those responsible for Stephen's death to justice."

Anyone with information who has yet to come forward can submit information online at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020120P45-PO1, ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
2.17pm - Monday, 27th July

Police make another arrest in murder investigation

Another person - a 17-year-old boy - has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrisson, 30, who died after being stabbed in a forest car park off Epping New Road on June 23.

The boy, from west London, was arrested in Golders Green, London, yesterday (Sunday) on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.
2.11pm - Saturday, 25th July

First man arrested over Wake Arms murder has bail extended until September

The first person to be arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrisson, who died after he was stabbed in a forest car park between the Wake Arms and Robin Hood roundabouts almost a month ago, has had his bail extended until September 25.

Mr Morrisson, 30, from Plaistow, east London, was found injured near the Shell service station on Epping Road at about 8pm on Tuesday, June 23. He was taken to hospital but died later that evening. 

A forensic post-mortem examination found that he suffered a stab wound. 

A 30-year-old man, from London - who is now aged 31 - was arrested a week later (Tuesday, June 30) on suspicion of murder and later released on bail until yesterday (Friday).

Six other people have since also been arrested in connection with the case.

* Friday, July 3 - A 23-year-old man, from London, was arrested in the early hours on suspicion of murder. 

* Friday, July 3 - A 23-year-old woman, from London, was arrested on suspicion of murder, driving without insurance and drug possession.

* Friday, July 3 - A 34-year-old, from Hackney, was arrested by Metropolitan Police Service officers on suspicion of murder and possession of cannabis after a vehicle was stopped in Hackney at 4pm.

* Tuesday, July 7 - A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder when a warrant was executed at an address in Chigwell. 
 
* Thursday, July 9 - A 23-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder when a warrant was executed at an address in West London.

* Monday, July 13 - A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
5.46pm - Tuesday, 14th July

Seventh arrest in murder investigation

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the murder of 30-year-old Stephen Morrison who was stabbed in a car park between the Robin Hood and Wake Arms roundabouts on Epping New Road last month.

A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Monday) on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail until Friday, August 7.
4.12pm - Friday, 10th July

Sixth arrest in murder investigation

A sixth person has been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of Stephen Morrisson, 30, who died after he was stabbed in a car park between the Robin Hood and Wake Arms roundabouts on Epping New Road at about 8pm on Tuesday, June 23. 

 A warrant was executed at an address in West London, yesterday morning (Thursday) and a 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder.

 She has been release on bail until Monday, August 3.

 A 26-year-old man from Chigwell arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday (July 7) has been released under investigation.
7.06pm - Tuesday, 7th July

Murder investigation "quickly gathering pace" as police make fifth arrest

The detective leading the Wake Arms murder case says the investigation is "quickly gathering pace" with officers making "significant progress" as it's revealed a fifth person has been arrested.

Stephen Morrisson died after he was stabbed in a car park between the Robin Hood and Wake Arms roundabouts on Epping New Road at about 8pm on Tuesday, June 23.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder when a warrant was executed at an address in Chigwell this morning (Tuesday) 

He remains in police custody.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Julie Gowen, who is leading the investigation, said: "Our investigation is quickly gathering pace and we are making significant progress with our enquiries.

"I would like to thank everyone who has got in contact with us so far. Your help has been invaluable.

"Five people have now been arrested in connection with Stephen's death, but we are still asking anyone who has information to come forward and speak to us.

"No matter how small or insignificant you think your information is, please get in contact with us.

"It could be the key to bringing those responsible for Stephen's death to justice."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Team through the
major incident public reporting site, ring 101 quoting crime reference 1191 of June 23, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
9.06am - Saturday, 4th July

Fourth arrest in murder investigation

A fourth person has been arrested as part of the Wake Arms murder investigation.

A 34-year-old, from Hackney, was arrested by Metropolitan Police Service officers after a vehicle was stopped in Hackney at 4pm yesterday (Friday). He was arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of cannabis.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man, from London, and a 23-year-old woman, from London, who were arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning (Friday) have been released on bail until Tuesday, July 28.

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder while the woman was also arrested on suspicion of murder, driving without insurance and drug possession.

The first arrest was made on Tuesday (June 30) when a 30-year-old man, from London, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been released on bail until Friday, July 24.

Stephen Morrisson, 30, died after he was stabbed in a forest car park near the Wake Arms roundabout on the evening of Tuesday, June 23.

Detectives still want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Epping New Road between 3pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 23, and saw or heard any suspicious or unusual behaviour, along with anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam footage.
2.21pm - Friday, 3rd July

Two further arrests in murder case

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrisson, 30, who died after he was stabbed in a forest car park near the Wake Arms roundabout.

Police say a 23-year-old man, from London, was arrested in the early hours of today on suspicion of murder while a 23-year-old woman, from London, was also arrested on suspicion of murder, driving without insurance and drug possession.

They remain in police custody.

A 30-year-old man, from London, was released on bail until Friday, July 24, after he was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder.
1.19pm - Friday, 3rd July

Family's tribute to murder victim

The family of the man who died after being stabbed near the Wake Arms roundabout have described him as "larger than life itself".

Stephen Morrisson, 30, from Plaistow, east London, was found injured on Epping Road at about 8pm on Tuesday, June 23. 

He was taken to hospital but died later that evening. 

A forensic post-mortem examination found that he suffered a stab wound. 

In a tribute, his family said: "Our Stevo, he was larger than life itself.
 
"He was taken too early and so tragically and our lives will never be the same again. He leaves such a big empty hole that can never be filled."

The Morrisson family added: "We ask that you please respect our privacy at what is a very difficult time for us all."

A 30-year-old man, from London, arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail until Friday, July 24. 

Detectives still want to hear from anyone who was in the area between 3pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 23, and saw or heard any suspicious or unusual behaviour, along with anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam footage.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Team through the major incident public reporting site  https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020120P45-PO1.

Information can also be given via 101, quoting crime reference 1191 of June 23, or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
1.42pm - Thursday, 2nd July

Man arrested

A 30-year-old man, from London, was arrested on Tuesday (June 30) on suspicion of murder. He has been released on bail until Friday, July 24.
1.58pm - Tuesday, 30th June

Detectives believe murder victim was attacked in forest car park near Wake Arms roundabout

Detectives investigating the murder of a man found seriously injured outside the Shell service station at the Wake Arms roundabout now believe he was attacked in a forest car park some 200 metres away.

A murder investigation was launched a week ago - on Tuesday, June 23 - after officers responded to reports that an injured man had been found on Epping Road shortly before 8pm.

The man was taken to hospital where he died later that evening.

Essex Police say initial enquiries indicated that the man had been assaulted outside Essex and two days after the incident the murder investigation was taken over by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service. 

Yesterday the case was transferred back to Essex Police.

An Essex Police spokesman said further investigation had established it was likely the man was attacked in a car park between the Robin Hood roundabout and the Wake Arms roundabout on Epping New Road.

Police search team officers were seen near the car park at the weekend.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Julie Gowen, who is leading the investigation said: "First and foremost my condolences go to the victim's family and friends at what is a very sad and difficult time for them.

"We have been working with our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police Service to establish what happened to the victim that evening.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area between 3pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 23, and saw or heard any suspicious or unusual behaviour.

"We are particularly interested in anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam footage.

“It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant you think your information is, it could be vital to our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to ring the Major Crime Team on 101, quoting crime reference 1191 of June 23, or email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 
7.35pm - Monday, 29th June

Investigation now back with Essex Police - four days after it was taken over by the Met

The Wake Arms murder investigation is now back with Essex Police, four days after it was taken over by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Essex Police launched a murder investigation after the victim, aged in his 30s, died in hospital after he was taken from the Shell service station by the roundabout having suffered stab wounds at about 8pm last Tuesday.

It remains unclear where the victim was attacked.

Last Thursday - two days after the man died - the case was handed over to the Met when it was "suggested the victim was attacked in an area within the Met’s jurisdiction".

But this evening the Metropolitan Police Service said the case was back with Essex Police.

A Metropolitan Police Service statement said: "Following further investigation, it has now been established that the venue of the murder falls within the jurisdiction of Essex Police, therefore from Monday (June 29) Essex Police leads the investigation.

"The family of the victim have been kept updated with developments."

Essex Police is yet to give an update on the situation.
1.13pm - Saturday, 27th June

Champagne and flowers placed at murder scene

PICTURES

Flowers and a bottle of champagne are among the tributes which have been placed at the scene of the Wake Arms murder investigation as police continue to appeal for information.

The victim has been named locally as Stephen Morrisson, the brother of well-known rapper Morrisson.

He was taken to hospital after emergency services tended to him on the forecourt of the Shell petrol station at the Wake Arms roundabout at about 8pm on Tuesday. He died later that evening.

An 'RIP' tribute from West Ham footballer Declan Rice is among the many comments posted on the rapper's Instagram account.

The floral tributes have been laid against the wall of the petrol station along with an unopened bottle of champagne, two opened cans of lager, a baseball cap and gloves.

One of the tributes reads: "To Steven. Rest in peace, you will be missed forever, you had so much energy and lived life to the full. We made so much memorys which are priceless. We will always remember your smile bro. Love Edgar and family."

Another message reads: "You will always be my true love. I hope your happy and safe in my heart. I will miss you forever. All my love. Your Coco Charl."

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Service's Specialist Crime team are leading the  investigation having taken over from Essex Police when enquiries led officers to believe that Mr Morrison was attacked across the Essex border, within the Metropolitan Police Service's area.

The Metropolitan Police Service said: "It is suggested the victim was attacked in an area within the Met’s jurisdiction.

"Enquiries continue into the circumstances and detectives are keeping an open mind as to any motive."

Anyone with any information is asked to ring the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 
2.45pm - Thursday, 25th June

West Ham footballer among those paying tribute to murder victim

The man whose death sparked the Wake Arms murder investigation has been named locally as Stephen Morrisson, the brother of well-known rapper Morrisson.

An 'RIP' tribute from West Ham footballer Declan Rice is among the many comments posted on the rapper's Instagram account following Mr Morrison's death late on Tuesday.

He was taken to hospital after emergency services tended to him on the forecourt of the Shell petrol station at the Wake Arms roundabout.

A car with damage to its offside front bumper and offside door panels was the focus of forensics officers' attention at the Epping New Road junction with the roundabout yesterday.

Numerous evidence markers remained on the service station forecourt well into the evening.

All roads leading to the roundabout were re-opened last night - some 24 hours after the incident.

Mr Morrisson's brother posted on Instagram: "Rest in peace my brother my friend my twin stevo I’m gonna miss you bro. No words can explain this pain. 

"I’m thankful for everything you done for me and our family. We ain’t no angels but you didn’t deserve to go out like that and Im thankful I got to bump into you on Father’s Day and cuddle you and tell you I love you & say good bye. RiptheZeroLboss."

A tribute video has also been posted on YouTube.

The Metropolitan Police Service is now leading the murder investigation.

Late last night it emerged that police now believe Mr Morrisson was attacked across the Essex border at a location within the area covered by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Essex Police's initial media update stated the victim suffered what was thought to be a "stab wound injury" while the only Metropolitan Police Service update to date refers to "stab wounds".

In a statement issued late last night, the Metropolitan Police Service said: "It is suggested the victim was attacked in an area within the Met’s jurisdiction.

"Enquiries continue into the circumstances and detectives are keeping an open mind as to any motive."

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
9.07am - Thursday, 25th June

Wake Arms case is latest in series of murders in 'two-mile circle of crime'
 
Everything Epping Forest's David Jackman has been reporting local news for almost 33 years. This week's Wake Arms murder investigation has brought back memories of other cases in a 'two-mile circle of crime'

In a bizarre coincidence, the launch of this week's Wake Arms murder investigation came 30 years to the day that a murder probe was launched less than two miles away after a woman was killed with a crossbow.

One could be forgiven for thinking the Wake Arms roundabout is the 'epicentre' of a 'two-mile circle of crime' for murder cases dating back decades.

The crossbow killing of Patricia Parsons, who was shot in the head, is one of the area's most notorious unsolved murders.

There have now been FIVE totally unrelated murders in what could best be described as the 'circle of crime' over the last 31 years.

None of the cases are related. The only connection is that I have reported on every one!

The most notorious is the gangland-style killing of Terry Gooderham and Maxine Arnold whose bodies were found slumped in the front seat of Mr Gooderham's Mercedes car in a forest car park off Lodge Road, Upshire, on December 23, 1989.

Both had been shot in the head.

I can still remember the chilling police reconstruction of the couple's final journey along Epping New Road, from Walthamstow to Epping Forest, exactly a week after their killings.

Six months later Patricia Parsons was found slumped in the driver's seat of her white VW Golf Cabriolet in Long Street, Upshire - opposite the Good Intent pub on June 24, 1990.

Until this week, the last 'circle of crime' case was four-and-a-half years ago when, in December 2015, a man died after he was shot in the car park of the Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey. 

He hijacked a car in an attempt to escape before the car crashed outside the Volunteer pub.

There was also the savage Epping New Road attack on a motorist who was stabbed 15 times in a road-rage incident near the Robin Hood pub. 

A man was later jailed for attempted murder.

* Before my time as a local journalist was another notorious Epping Forest murder case - the so-called 'Babes in the Wood' murders of two children - Susan Blatchford, 11, and 12-year-old Gary Hanlon - whose bodies were in woodland at Lippitts Hill, High Beach, after they disappeared from their homes in Enfield on March 31, 1970. 

The case remained unsolved for 30 years until Ronald Jebson, 61, who was already serving a life sentence for the 1974 murder of an eight-year-old girl, confessed to their sexual assault and murder in May 2000.  Jebson died in April 2015.
9.07am - Thursday, 25th June

Metropolitan Police take over investigation as officers look into theory victim was attacked over the Essex border
 
​The Metropolitan Police Service has taken over the Wake Arms murder investigation after it emerged that police believe the victim was attacked within the London area.

Police say the man, aged in his 30s, was found with stab wounds on Epping New Road shortly before 8pm on Tuesday evening.

The man died later that night in hospital. Police say his next of kin are aware. Formal identification is yet to take place.

In a statement issued late last night, the Metropolitan Police Service said: "It is suggested the victim was attacked in an area within the Met’s jurisdiction.

"Enquiries continue into the circumstances and detectives are keeping an open mind as to any motive."

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

3.32pm - Wednesday, 24th June

AUDIO: Everything Epping Forest's David Jackman reports for BBC Essex
 
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2.59pm - Wednesday, 24th June

Forensics officers focus attention on damaged car and petrol station forecourt
 
PICTURES

A car with damage to its front offside bumper and side panels is one of the crime scenes being investigated by forensics officers at the Wake Arms roundabout this afternoon.

The car is at the junction of Epping New Road and the roundabout.  Next to it is a blue police forensics tent.

The majority of the roundabout remains cordoned off with traffic only able to exit and access the Loughton (Goldings Hill) and Theydon Bois (Coppice Row) roads.

A number of evidence markers can be seen on the forecourt of the Shell petrol station on the Epping side of the roundabout.

Police say a man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was found in Epping Road seriously injured with what is believed to have been a stab wound.

The murder investigation was launched when the man died in hospital late last night.
8.53am - Wednesday, 24th June

Bus route 66
 
Bus route 66 - Waltham Cross to Loughton - is not going to Loughton Station due to the road closures at the Wake Arms roundabout.
7.39am - Wednesday, 24th June

Forensics officers focus on roundabout and area outside petrol station
 
The Wake Arms roundabout and roads leading to the roundabout remain closed this morning as police continue their investigations into last night's fatal stabbing.

The incident appears to be centred on an area outside the Shell petrol station and the roundabout itself where a car is reported to be covered by a blue tent.
Eyewitnesses describe "crime scene"
 
An eyewitness has told Everything Epping Forest she saw armed police at the "crime scene" at the Wake Arms roundabout last night.

Sara O'Hara saw armed officers and the air ambulance dealing with the incident when she drove by the Shell petrol station, and also saw a man "being helped" on the forecourt.

Another contact told Everything Epping Forest he saw "someone laid out in the garage forecourt with an unattended car on the roundabout" and a "large police presence and paramedics".

Jackie Leither told Everything Epping Forest: "I came through at 8.10pm and the police were in the Shell garage and the ambulance was taking a trolley bed onto the forecourt. 

"There were two ambulances and about seven or eight police cars."

Hayleigh Grange, posted on the Everything Epping Forest page: "Just been turned away. The whole (Wake Arms) roundabout is a crime scene. No other information given by the police."

And another Everything Epping Forest follower said: "The Wake Arms roundabout has been closed by police as it's currently a crime scene. My partner just got turned around at the top of Woodredon Hill. Not sure what's gone on."

All roads leading to the roundabout were sealed off.


(Photo: Sara O'Hara)
EPPING: Police launch murder investigation after man found with stab wound
 
The Wake Arms roundabout and surrounding roads remain sealed off this morning after police launched a murder investigation late last night after a man was stabbed.

The victim was found seriously injured on Epping Road, near the roundabout shortly before 8pm.

Police officers and paramedics responded to the report and a man, who police believe was aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital with what was thought to be a stab wound. 

He died despite the efforts of medical staff.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to ring the Major Crime Team on 101, quoting crime reference 1191 of June 23, email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 5555 111.
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For more details about Ongar Music Club
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* Steamed-Up Double Glazing Repairs
* Glass and Glazing Repairs * Window Hinges
* Window Locks * Emergency Glazing
* Cloudy Windows * A-Rated Windows * Blown Windows
* Drafty Windows

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Joanne at Indigo Hypnosis in Loughton specialises in helping clients overcome anxiety and depression. 
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The Roding Players Orchestra is always looking for new players, especially brass. 
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For more details about Buckhurst Hill Parish Council 
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For more details about Epping Town Council's weekly Monday market
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For more information about High Beach Cricket Club, ring 07985 546180 or email BARCKLEY.SUMNER@NTLWORLD.COM
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For more details about Matching Farmers Market CLICK HERE
Local bus timetables
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For Robert Halfon's website 
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Everything Epping Forest, owned by local journalist David Jackman, has been featured on Sky News, the BBC Radio 4 'You and Yours' programme, BBC Essex and in various media publications.
David was nominated for Epping Forest District Council's Citizen of the Year award in 2020.

 
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