Harlow woman Claire Parrish died of blunt force injury

The scene in Copshall Close in Harlow
Image caption Post mortem tests show Claire Parrish died of a blunt force trauma injury

A woman found with stab wounds died as a result of being struck in the stomach, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

Police called to Copshall Close in Harlow, shortly after 21:30 BST on Sunday found a man and a woman injured.

The woman, named by officers as 37-year-old Claire Parrish who lived at the property, died later in hospital.

A 45-year-old man from Harlow was also treated at hospital and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A provisional post-mortem examination has shown the cause of Miss Parrish's death was blunt force trauma which caused internal bleeding.

The woman had also been stabbed, police confirmed.

The 45-year-old man, who had hand and facial injuries, remains in police custody.

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