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

Details of Incident

We received notification of a woman who had been admitted to a London hospital in a life-threatening condition on Monday 10 March after she was found unconscious at a Basildon address.


Sadly, the woman, aged in her thirties, died on 14 March 24.


Enquiries suggest the woman had been the victim of an assault.


A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.


We remain on scene at a property in Elsenham Crescent, Basildon, where we are carrying out enquiries.


Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, of our Serious Crime Directorate, who leads the investigation, said: “We know that this will shock the Basildon Community, but at this stage of our investigation, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the woman’s death.

“We will be carrying out enquiries to help us establish the events that took place before the woman was taken to hospital and I’d ask anyone who holds information that could help our investigation to contact us.

“Our officers will be in the area today and you can approach any of them and tell them what you know.

“Any detail, no matter how small it may seem at this stage, could help us.”

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