Clacton: Murder probe after body found

A MURDER inquiry is today underway after the discovery of a body at a Clacton hotel.

The body of a 51-year-old woman was uncovered by police at the Esplanade Hotel in Clacton-on-Sea on Friday evening.

She was named yesterday as Janet Graney, 51, from Clacton.

Shortly after the discovery officers arrested a 41-year-old man in Ipswich on suspicion of murder.

The man, who lives in the Clacton area, is currently Ipswich Hospital but it is unclear what he is receiving treatment for.


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Police have refused to divulge details of his injuries or how he came to get them.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Neither the victim nor the man arrested were staff, they were both staying at the hotel.

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“The man arrested is from the local area. But he was not arrested in Clacton, he was arrested in Ipswich.

“Murder is obviously a very rare crime and extremely rare in Clacton.

“It’s a tragic event and our thoughts are with the victim’s families.

“We’d like to remind people that Essex is a very safe place.”

Guests arriving at the Marine Parade East hotel on Saturday expressed shock at the incident.

The owner of the hotel declined to comment.

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