Police are investigating the cause of a fire in Southend that has left a woman with life-threatening injuries.
Officers were called to the fire in the block of flats in Balmoral Road by the Fire Service at around 11.15pm on Saturday (May 7.)
The ninth floor of the premises was evacuated whilst the Fire service extinguished the blaze.
A 30-year-old woman from Southend is in hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Southend CID on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.