Man arrested after death of woman in Loughton

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Loughton.

Police were called to Grosvenor Drive shortly before 12.15am today (Friday August 20) to reports that a woman in her 50s had been in collision with a vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 61 year-old man from Loughton was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of murder and he is currently in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Egerton, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “I know this will be a concerning incident for people living in and around this part of Loughton but we do not believe there is a wider risk to the public.

“We are making enquiries to establish the circumstances around this incident but at this stage we believe all those involved know each other and we’re not looking for anyone else.

“There is likely to be a police presence in the area for much of today while we investigate.

“I need anyone who saw anything, has CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage to contact us.”

If you have any information please call 101 quoting incident 13 of August 20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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