Arrest made after death of man in Grays

Police were called to an incident at an address close to New Road, Grays, shortly after 3.40am this morning, Friday October 6. 

Officers arrived and found a disturbance had taken place and a man had sustained a serious injury.

Despite the efforts of medics at the scene, the man sadly died.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate is working quickly to establish the circumstances.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Balding said: “Our investigation is in its early stages and we’re working quickly to identify the circumstances around this incident.

“I would encourage anyone with information on the incident, including anyone who may have been with the man who has died, to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information on it can get in touch using the dedicated online portal which can be accessed here: or by scanning the QR code here.