Man arrested after death of woman in Chelmsford

Detectives have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a woman in Chelmsford.

Police were called to Dorset Avenue, Great Baddow at around 2.30pm on Friday February 9 following reports of a suspicious male.

Officers quickly attended and after engaging with the man attended an address in Readers Court where they found a seriously injured woman.

The woman, aged in her 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Superintendent Rob Kirby of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: “I know that this will cause this quiet community great concern and fully understand they will have questions about what has happened, but I would ask that people don’t speculate.

“I would ask anyone who has information or footage of any part of the incident, particularly in the areas of Readers Court and Dorset Avenue that could help our investigation, to get in contact.”

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can let police know by submitting a report on their website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

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

Please quote incident 579 of February 9 when providing any information.