Arrest made as police investigate death of man in Southend

Police are investigating following the death of a man in Southend.

Officers were called to reports of a man unwell inside an address in Kursaal Way shortly after 12.10am today (Wednesday December 8).

The man – aged in his 50s – was declared dead at the scene.

A 48 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, who is leading the investigation, said: “I know this will be a concerning incident for people living in the area but we believe those involved are known to each other and there’s no risk to the wider public.”

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 10 of 8 December.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Mick Ferris

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