Murder arrest in Braintree after woman dies suffering from stab wounds

The woman who died in Mountbatten Court, Braintree, has been named as Suzanne Brown. Picture: GOOGLE

The woman who died in Mountbatten Court, Braintree, has been named as Suzanne Brown. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Essex after a woman was found seriously injured with stab wounds and later died.

Officers from Essex Police attended an address in Mountbatten Court, Braintree, shortly before 12.20am this morning, after being contacted with concerns for the welfare of the occupants.

A woman aged in her 30s was found unconscious and had suffered stab wounds.

She died at the scene, despite the efforts of officers and the ambulance service.

A 36-year-old man from Braintree was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to hospital.

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Braintree MP James Cleverly has expressed his condolences to the victim’s family.

“I received a brief about this tragic incident from Essex Police this morning,” he said,

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“My thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the woman who was killed.

“Local residents will, no doubt, be unsettled but the police have moved swiftly and have a suspect in custody.”

The area around Mountbatten Court was involved in a separate murder investigation in April 2014.

Michael Haastrup, 24, from Southend, was stabbed to death at a property in Cressing Road, Braintree, by Luke Eva, 25, of Avondale Road, Leigh-on-Sea, after a row over drugs.

Officers investigating the murder issued an appeal in May 2014 to find the person who phoned them anonymously from a phone box in Mountbatten Road, near to the Co-op store and Swiss Bell Public, that same evening.

Anyone with information about the latest incident is asked to contact police on 101 or email Essex Police.

They can also contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via Crimestoppers’ website.

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