Essex

Hullbridge armed robbery murder arrest

The Drive, Hullbridge Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim suffered a serious brain injury during an armed robbery in The Drive, Hullbridge on Sunday night

A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a murder during an armed robbery in Essex.

Timothy Smith, 57, was pushed during the robbery in The Drive, Hullbridge, at about 23:00 GMT on 19 March.

He fell heavily on to a low level wall and suffered a serious brain injury. He died two days later.

A 50-year-old man from Southend has been detained on suspicion of murder, robbery and possessing a firearm.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw a Ford transit van in or near Ferry Road, or two men at or near a bus stop on Ferry Road in Hullbridge on 19 March between 19:00 and 23:00 GMT, to contact them.

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