Essex

Maldon attack: Three arrested after assaulted man dies

Maldon High Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened on Saturday in Maldon's High Street

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after an assault victim died in hospital.

The 27-year-old man, from Maldon, was attacked in the town's High Street on Saturday.

He died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on Sunday.

A second man was also injured and taken to hospital to be treated for a suspected broken jaw, police said. The three men remain in custody for questioning.

The arrests follow reports that two men were assaulted in front of Iceland, at the junction of Market Hill and the High Street, at about 20:50 BST.

Det Ch Insp Daniel Stoten, of Essex Police, said: "One of the victims has died as a result of his injuries and we are treating this as a murder investigation.

"The victim's family have been with him at hospital and we are continuing to support them during this difficult time.

"Our investigation has been making progress and we have secured the arrest of three men."

He appealed for information from people who may have been near the Iceland shop, drove along the High Street or up Market Hill between 20:30 and 21:00 BST.

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