Essex

Murder arrest after woman found dead at Essex house

Padgetts Way, Hullbridge, Essex
Image caption A woman in her 70s was found dead at a house in Padgetts Way, Hullbridge, Essex

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in her 70s who was found dead at a house.

The woman's body was found at the home on Padgett's Way, Hullbridge, Essex at 13:50 BST on Sunday. The ambulance service alerted police.

The 80-year-old arrested man is in hospital and a police cordon remains at the scene as investigations continue.

Anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious is asked to contact Essex Police.

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