Murder probe after man dies from serious injury in Rochford this morning
A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Rochford this morning (25 November).
We were called to an address in Lesney Gardens shortly after 8:30am following reports of an assault. On arrival, officers found a man had sustained a serious injury. Despite best efforts of the emergency services, the man sadly died at the scene.
An investigation into the circumstances around his death has been launched by Essex and Kent Serious Crime Directorate. A 38-year-old man from Rochford has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody whilst enquiries continue.
Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe said “We understand that this is a concerning incident for residents but please be assured that we are working quickly to determine what has happened.
“We have arrested a man who we believe was known to the victim and he remains in custody.
“Those who live in the area may noticed an increased police presence over the couple of days whilst we carry out our enquiries.”
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Please quote incident 232 of 25 November when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.