A man has been charged with murder following the death of a teenage boy in Grays.
Lewis Daynes, 18, a computer engineer of Roseberry Road, Grays, will appear before Basildon Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The victim has not been formally identified but is believed to be 14-year-old Breck Bednar from Caterham in Surrey.
The preliminary results from the post mortem examination indicate that he died as a result of a wound to the neck.
His family is being supported by police family liaison officers.
Anyone who can provide any information about this incident, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Stanway Serious Crime on Essex Police 101.