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Man arrested on suspicion of murder over disappearance of mum missing for more than a week

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of a young mum who has been missing for more than a week.

Madison Wright, 30, from Basildon, Essex, was last seen on July 22, but her car, a black Vauxhall Astra, registration EU13 JVW, was found four days later on July 26 in Brackendale Avenue in Basildon.

Despite no body being found, a 36-year-old man from Pitsea was arrested on suspicion of Ms Wright's murder on Friday.

The suspect, who remains in custody, is believed to be known to Ms Wright.

Detective Superintendent Rob Kirby, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "Madison is a young mum, with a family who love her and are desperately worried about her.

"She's been missing for a week today and is still missing, and we desperately need to find her.

"We have a team of dedicated, specialist officers and staff working to find her and we urgently need anyone with information about her disappearance to contact us."

She was wearing a pink top, black trousers and flip flops when she was last seen alive at 8.30am on Friday, July 22.

Ms Wright is 5ft 8in, slim, with hazel eyes and shoulder length blonde hair.

She has a dream catcher tattoo on her left arm and a tattoo of a rose on her right hand.

Mr Kirby said officers want to speak to anyone who has seen or heard from Ms Wright since the morning of July 22, or saw her between that point and when her car was found on Tuesday July 26.

The force is also appealing for CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to the incident.

Essex Police has set up a dedicated phone line for people to report information to them on 0207 1267612.

Information can also be reported online at or anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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