Elderly woman murdered in Stanford-le-Hope

POLICE were contacted by the ambulance service shortly after midnight yesterday, Sunday, 20 August, with reports a woman aged in her 70s had died at an address in Milton Road, Stanford-le-Hope.
A post mortem investigation revealed the preliminary cause of death to be compression of the neck.
A murder investigation has now been launched and a 51-year-old woman from Chelmsford has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation and enquiries are ongoing.