A man has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation in Hullbridge.
A 50-year-old man, from Southend, was arrested in Berkshire this morning, Thursday, March 23, on suspicion of murder, robbery and possession of a firearm. He is currently in custody awaiting questioning.
The arrest follows a robbery in The Drive at about 11.00pm on Sunday, March 19, during which one of the victims was pushed and fell heavily onto a low level wall, causing a serious brain injury.
The 57-year-old man sadly died in hospital on Tuesday, March 21. Police can now identify this man as Timothy Smith, 57, of Hullbridge.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw a Ford transit van in or near Ferry Road, or two men at or near a bus stop on Ferry Road in Hullbridge on Sunday March 19 between 7.00pm and 11.00pm to get in touch.
Any witnesses or anyone with information or CCTV footage to contact 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.