Police are appealing for information about the sale of drugs in Pitsea after a man was stabbed to death.

Dwayne Forrester, 21, was found injured in Little Garth at around 8.45pm on Saturday, July 7 and, sadly, died later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination found he had suffered a stab wound to the chest.

Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Stoten, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “We are following a number of lines of enquiry into the murder of Mr Forrester and one of those is that his death may be linked to the sale of controlled drugs.

“Because of this it’s really important my team find out more about the issue in Little Garth and the surrounding areas.

“We need to speak to anyone who has witnessed the sale of drugs, has descriptions of people or vehicles involved, or anyone who might have photos or CCTV showing it take place. Even if you have reported this to the police before, I still need to hear from you.

“Mr Forrester lost his life and his family have lost him forever.

“Telling us what you know doesn’t make you a ‘grass’, it’s the responsible thing to do and could help give a grieving family answers about what happened to their loved one.

“You may also prevent this from happening to someone else’s child.

“If you have information but don’t want to speak to us, then please call Crimestoppers.

“You will be able to give your information 100 percent anonymously and it could be important to finding and bringing to justice the person or people responsible for Mr Forrester’s death.”

If you have any information you can contact us on 101 quoting incident 1418 of 07/07 or email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.