Murder investigation launched after elderly man found dead

A man has been found dead in a house in Aldham near Colchester

A man has been found dead in a house in Aldham near Colchester - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A murder investigation has been launched after an elderly man was found dead in a home near Colchester earlier today. 

Essex Police were called to a house in Halstead Road, Aldham, shortly after 1pm, Tuesday December 29, after reports a man inside was unresponsive.

The victim, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area from 3pm yesterday and may have witnessed anything suspicious.

They'd also like to hear from anyone who has doorbell footage, dashcam footage or CCTV in the local area.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Team on 101 quoting incident 512 of December 29.

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