Essex

Arrest after woman found dead in street in Maldon

The scene of the murder
Image caption A 25-year-old man from the town was arrested and is being questioned at Chelmsford Police Station

A woman found with "significant injuries" in a street amid reports of a disturbance has died, police have said.

Officers were called to Fambridge Close in Maldon, Essex, shortly before 14:00 GMT.

They found the victim lying in the road with "significant injuries" and paramedics "declared her deceased at the scene", police said.

A 25-year-old man from the town was arrested and is being questioned at Chelmsford Police Station.

The scene has been cordoned off while officers carry out house to house enquiries and a forensic examination, a police spokesman said.

Image caption Officers were called to Fambridge Close in Maldon shortly before 14:00 GMT following reports of a disturbance

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