Police have launched a murder probe after a man died following a brutal street attack.

The victim, in his 40s, was assaulted at the junction of Moss Drive and Moss Close, Basildon, at about 5.30pm on Sunday.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. The Echo understands he died in hospital last night.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Anyone with information can contact the North Major Crime office on 01206 576845, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.