Murder inquiry after death in Braintree

A man from Essex has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in Braintree.

The 65-year-old woman was found by police following an incident in Trafalgar Way shortly before 12:00 GMT.

The woman made her way to nearby Connaught Gardens where she died, a spokeswoman for Essex Police said.

A 39-year-old man from Braintree has been arrested. It is not believed the man and woman were related.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Thursday.

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