Detectives from Essex Police’s Serious Crime Directorate have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man.

Police were called to reports of a serious assault in Willingale Road, Loughton, at around 10.20pm on Wednesday July 3.

A man in his 60s was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He died on Thursday 4 July.

Officers say they are supporting the man’s family.

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Police inquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Anyone with information on this incident should contact us as soon as possible.

“You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service which is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

“It can be found at the bottom right of our homepage at

“Please cite incident 1243 of July 3.”