ESSEX Police have started a murder investigation following the death of a woman in West Thurrock this morning (Friday, April 20).
They were called at around 8.30am with reports a woman had been assaulted near to the A1306 Arterial Road.
A spokesperson said: “When we arrived we found a woman who was seriously injured but sadly, despite the best efforts by paramedics, she died a short time later.
A 31 year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.
The road has been closed so we can investigate and it is unlikely to re-open for some time.
If you saw what happened, were driving in the area and have dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting incident 228 of 20/04 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We’d like to thank the members of the public who tried to help the victim and detained the man before we arrived.
Statement from East of England Air Ambulance Service
“We were called today (20th April) at 8.31am to an incident on the Arterial Road, A1306, West Thurrock.
A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer, an ambulance crew and an air ambulance from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) were sent to help.
They treated a woman at the scene. However despite their best efforts the patient sadly died.”