Man shot dead outside Chelmsford pub identified as 48-year-old

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A 48-year-old man has been identified as the man shot dead outside a Chelmsford pub on Sunday evening.

Fate remains unknown for the man, shot at around 7.45pm near to the Lemon Tree Inn on Canal Road.

Police said the man had been a member of a previous Hells Angels chapter, but it was not known whether the shooting was gang-related.

The victim is believed to have been shot during a physical altercation with others. A firearm was also recovered at the scene.

The victim, believed to be born in England, was staying with friends in the area. Detectives and family have appealed for help identifying his body.

Detective chief inspector Martin Pasmore of the Kent and Essex serious crime directorate, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of Canal Road between the hours of 6pm and 7.45pm last night, and may have witnessed any suspicious activity around the Lemon Tree Inn.

“The victim was not armed and there is currently no evidence to suggest that this was gang-related. We are taking this investigation seriously and asking anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to contact us as soon as possible.”

He added: “I know that people feel concerned about what has happened and the concern that it may lead to further acts of violence. My advice is for anyone with information, no matter how small you think it is, to please get in touch with us.”

No arrests have been made.

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