A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Grays.

The 38-year-old from Tilbury was arrested today, Saturday 20 April, on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody for questioning.

It follows the death of a 35-year-old man on Thursday 18 April.

He had been taken ill at an address in Parsonage Road and sadly later died in hospital.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death as we believe he may have been assaulted in the days beforehand.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Major Crime Team on 101 or email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org