Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a woman died following a fire in Southend.
Police were called by the fire service to a block of flats in Balmoral Road at about 11.15pm on Saturday May 7.
The ninth floor of the premises was evacuated while firefighters extinguished the blaze.
A 30-year-old woman from Southend was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries but died yesterday evening (Monday May 9.)
The fire is being treated as suspicious and police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.