Man arrested after death in Chelmsford

Police investigating the death of a man in Chelmsford this morning have made an arrest.

Officers were called to a residential address in Nelson Grove, Chelmsford, at around 4:30am following reports of a man being badly injured. The victim, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A homicide investigation was swiftly launched and this afternoon, officers from Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate arrested a 25-year-old man from Chelmsford on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

Enquiries are ongoing and a post-mortem examination is yet to be carried out.

Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said “I appreciate that news of this man’s death has spread quickly today and caused a lot of concern within the community, but I hope this arrest provides some reassurance.

If you have any information, dashcam or CCTV which could assist with this investigation, please contact 101, quoting incident 183 of July 25 in any correspondence.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Mick Ferris

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