Police have cordoned off the entirety of Elmer Square, Southend, after a young man was killed last night.

Police were called to the scene in Farringdon Service Road, close to The Forum, after witnesses reported a disturbance at around 9pm 

The man died shortly after paramedics arrived at the scene, with eyewitnesses describing up to four men being involved in the incident. 

Police officers remain on scene and a large area outside The Forum in Elmer Square, Southend, is closed to the public.

Forensic examination work is currently underway. 

Essex Police are asking witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage to contact Rayleigh Major Investigations Team on 101 quoting incident 1258 of 14/05 or email scdappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.