Essex

Southend tower block fall: Man arrested

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Image caption Police were called to Jones Close, Southend at about 02:00 GMT on Thursday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman fell from a fifth-floor window.

Essex Police said the woman in her 40s had been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, after falling from an address on Jones Close, Southend, at about 02:00 GMT.

The arrested man is 44 and from Southend.

Police said they would like to hear from anyone who heard or saw a disturbance in the area.

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