POLICE have identified the 23-year-old man who died after being stabbed in St Osyth.

Following a post mortem examination, police announced this afternoon Danny Myers, from Enfield, died from a stab wound to the heart.

A 29-year-old woman from Clacton and a 35-year-old man from London were last night being questioned after they were arrested following Mr Myers' death.

Police were called shortly before 4.45am yesterday following reports that a man had been stabbed at a home in Rochford Road.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Officers carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim until the ambulance service arrived."

A North East Essex Ambulance spokesman said: “We dispatched a rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew, and ambulance officer to assist.

“At the scene a man was treated for a chest and neck injury before being taken to Colchester General Hospital in a critical condition.”

He died in hospital a short time later.

St Osyth parish councillor John White said the stabbing happened just 150 yards away from his home on St Clairs Road.

He said: “This awful news does seriously worry me and the rest of the council will be concerned too that this has happened down our streets.

“There was a murder about six years ago really close to this incident on Park Road and it is sad that another terrible incident has happened in such a quiet and rural area.

“I don’t know the family concerned but the death of one of your children is terrible in any circumstance and my condolences are with the man’s family.”

A resident, of Rochford Road, who asked not to be named, said: “I was shocked to hear what’s happened and to see policemen on the home’s doorstep.”

St Osyth parish councillor Michael Talbot said: “It was a considerable shock to hear the sad news when I woke up and I hope that the case is solved soon.”

The quiet coastal village has been the scene of other tragedies.

Back in 2011, Anthony Prickett was gunned down on his doorstep in Park Road, which leads onto Rochdale Road.

Darren Jewell, of John Street, Brightlingsea, was given a life sentence and ordered to serve at least 30 years behind bars in 2012 after he was convicted of murder.

Six years earlier, a gang of killers shot John Ward through the door of his home in nearby Point Clear Road.

Mr Ward was 22 when he was shot dead.

Inquiries into yesterday’s incident are ongoing and detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact 101 or email scdappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk.