Woman, 81, dies after 'assault' in Essex

An 81-year-old woman has died after an incident at her home in Essex, police have said.

Officers were called to a property in Maderia Avenue, Leigh, at 0010 BST on Saturday to reports of an assault.

The woman and an 87-year-old man were taken to Southend General Hospital where the woman died on Saturday evening.

Essex Police said it was investigating the woman's death but no arrests had been made.

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