Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Braintree

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A man has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in Braintree in Essex.

Anthony Lines, 35, unemployed of Courtauld Road, Braintree, has been released on bail until December 8 in relation to the incident which took place on November 15.

Lines has been charged with violence to secure entry to a property and criminal damage and has been remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on November 16.

Police were called just after 1am on Wednesday, November 15, to a property in Courtauld Road where a man reported that another man had forced his way into his room.


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According to Essex Police, the alleged victim then ran away before he was found and taken to Braintree police station.

He became unwell and died a short time after.

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A spokesman for Essex Police said: “A man died following an incident in Braintree.

“The victim contacted police shortly after 1am, Wednesday, November 15, and reported a man had forced entry to his room at an address in Courtauld Road.

“He fled the scene and was located by officers, who took him to safety at Braintree Police Station, while a search for the suspect was carried out.

“He was taken ill while at the police station and sadly died a short time later, despite the efforts of officers and paramedics.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death after a post mortem examination proved inconclusive.

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