The victim has not yet been named (Image: UkNewsinPictures)
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A teenage boy is one of four people who have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in an alleged "targeted attack".
The victim, who has not been named, was found by officers in a park in Basildon, Essex in the early hours of Sunday.
He was discovered with a stab wound to the stomach and was rushed to hospital but later died, Essex Police said.
The force added in a statement that four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.
A woman, 42, a boy, 15, and two men, aged 41 and 45, all remain in custody.
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Police were called at around 1:35am
Police were called to Northlands Park at around 1:35am, with a helicopter seen circling overheard.
DI Kev Hughes said: "I know this incident will concern people living around the Northlands Park area but I want to reassure them we do not believe there is an ongoing risk to the wider public.
"At this time we believe this was a targeted incident with those involved known to each other.
"Officers acted swiftly to make arrests and our enquiries are ongoing.
"Uniformed officers, plain clothed detectives, and forensics experts will remain at the scene and you are likely to see an increased police presence in the area.
"I need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage, or any other information, to contact my team."
Anyone with information is urged to you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator, quoting incident 114 of July 11.