Essex police have named the 14-year-old girl who died after being pulled from the sea in Clacton on Thursday as Malika Shamas.

A statement said: “We can provisionally name a teenage girl who died after getting into difficulty at sea near to Clacton Pier yesterday, Thursday 8 August.

“Malika Shamas, 14, from Luton, died after three people were recovered from waters off Marine Parade at around 1.40pm.

“We are continuing to support her family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

“An 18-year-old man remains in a critical condition and a 15-year-old girl is in a stable condition.”

The force did not comment on the relationship between Malika and the other victims.


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