Man arrested after woman dies in Colchester footpath

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman who was found with serious injuries on a footpath in Colchester.

A member of the public found the woman with injuries to her head and body near Avon Way at about 10:40 BST.

She was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Essex Police said a 52-year-old man, from the Colchester area, had been arrested and was being questioned at Colchester Police Station.

The force earlier said it had launched a murder inquiry and was carrying out house-to-house inquiries. The area was also being searched by dog teams.

A cordon has been set up on the Salary Brook Trail, which is closed from Britten Close to Buffett Way.

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