Essex

Man arrested over Angela Millington Foulness Island death

Angela Millington and Foulness Island Image copyright Contributed by Essex Police
Image caption Angela Millington's bones washed up on Foulness Island in June and were identified through DNA tests

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a homeless woman whose bones washed up on an Essex island.

Essex Police started a murder inquiry on Wednesday into the death of Angela Millington, 33, from Southend.

Her remains were found on Foulness Island in June by a group of ramblers, but have only recently been identified using DNA tests.

A 51-year-old man from Westcliff-on-Sea has been arrested and is being questioned by detectives.

There had been no definitive sighting of Ms Millington, who had no fixed address, since November 2013 when she visited a housing officer and withdrew money from her bank account.

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Image caption Essex Police believe Ms Millington's remains had been "carried on the tide"

Det Ch Insp Simon Werrett said some of Ms Millington's remains were found on part of Foulness Island known as New Burwood Head.

"We believe she may have ended up there by being carried on the tide as it would be very difficult for somebody to take her there," he said.

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