A man has admitted murder at a hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court thisÂ Week Darren Gilbert, 22, of Holland Road, Clacton, admitted killing 54-year-old James Gregoire in Clacton town centre on Monday, April 13.
Following the murder at 11.45pm police locked down the centre of Clacton after an altercation spread across a number of streets leaving officers with multiple scenes to examine.
A manhunt was also launched when Gilbert made off after stabbing Mr Gregoire.
He was arrested at 11.40am the next morning.
Senior Investigating Officer, DI Morgan Cronin said: “I am pleased that Darren Gilbert decided to plead guilty due to the weight of evidence there was against him.
This prevented the family of James Gregoire having to go through the emotional strain of a trial.
While the verdict cannot bring James back I hope this brings them a form of closure to their tragic loss.
“Gilbert is a dangerous...
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