Man arrested in Essex murder probe after the body of Angela Millington is found washed up


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Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a woman whose washed up body was found in Essex.

A 51-year-old man from Westcliff-on-Sea has been arrested this morning on suspicion of the murder of Angela Millington. He has been taken to Southend police station for questioning.

The remains of Ms Millington, 33, from Southend, were discovered on Foulness Island, Essex, on June 21.

It is not known how long she had been there but she was identified following forensic and DNA tests.

Ms Millington had no fixed address and was last seen alive when she visited a housing officer in Westcliff on November 21.

She also withdrew money from her bank account that day and her mobile phone had not been used since the end of that month.

Detective chief inspector Simon Werrett has thanked members of the public for their response to his appeal for information to assist.

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He said: “I have been very encouraged by the number of calls we have had from people in the Southend area and the information they have given us has opened up a number of lines of enquiry.

“We have made an arrest today in part as a result of information from the public. However I would still encourage people who know anything about Angela to continue to contact the incident room by calling Essex Police on 101 and then extension 470173.”