Essex

Two men questioned in Southend murder inquiry

A block of flats, in Coleman Street, Southend, where the man suffered fatal injuries.
Image caption Police have launched a murder inquiry over the death of the 45-year-old man

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 45-year-old man in Essex.

The victim died on Saturday after being found with head injuries at a flat, in Coleman Street, Southend, at 19:40 GMT on Thursday.

The men, aged 39 and 23, are being held in custody on suspicion of murder and drug offences, a police spokeswoman said.

Police said initial post-mortem tests showed the man died from a head injury.

A 55-year-old man, 33-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were also arrested as part of the inquiry.

They have been released on bail after being questioned over drug offences and assisting an offender, the police spokeswoman said.

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