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Chelmsford: Investigation into woman's death

10/02/2024 About 1 minute Share article:
Detectives have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a woman in Chelmsford.

Police were called to Dorset Avenue, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, at around 2.30pm on Friday 9th February following reports of a suspicious male.

Police Officers attended an address in Readers Court where they found a seriously injured woman inside a property.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman, who was in her 60s, was, sadly, pronounced dead at the scene.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Superintendent Rob Kirby of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said:

"I know that this will cause this quiet community great concern and fully understand they will have questions about what has happened, but I would ask that people don’t speculate.

"We are working to establish the facts leading up to the woman’s death and we will remain at the scene whilst we carry out our enquiries.

"I would like to reassure the community that we will be conducting high visibility patrols in the Great Baddow area for several days. And whilst officers are at the scene, please feel free to approach them and they will listen to your concerns.

"I’d ask anyone who has information or footage of any part of the incident, particularly in the areas of Readers Court and Dorset Avenue that could help our investigation, to get in contact."
Essex Police Detective Chief Superintendent Rob Kirby Chelmsford Murder Dorset Avenue Great Baddow

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