Essex Police are treating man’s death in Cambridge Road, Clacton as ‘suspicious’
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The death of a man in Clacton is being treated as suspicious, Essex Police have confirmed.
Police were called to Cambridge Road by the ambulance service shortly before 8.10am today with reports that a man was unconscious and not breathing.
He was confirmed dead at the scene. A 50-metre police cordon covering around 20 homes has been in place while an investigation continues to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.
Details about the man have not been released but police have said they are treating the incident as suspicious. There have been no arrests.
Essex Police said in a statement on Thursday evening: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in Clacton.
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“Officers were contacted by the ambulance service shortly before 8.10am today, Thursday October 4, with reports a man had been taken ill in Cambridge Road.
“Sadly he was confirmed deceased at the scene.
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“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding his death, which is currently being treated as suspicious.
“Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact 101.
“Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”
Officers at the scene were letting neighbours in and out to reach their homes while others kept guard and police dogs were on standby.
One woman, who did not wish to be named, said everyone was in shock. She said: “I can’t believe that something like this would happen here. I don’t think anyone can. We’ve all got kids and to think this has just happened is horrible.
“I really am thinking of that man’s family.”
Members of the man’s family were at the scene this afternoon speaking to police as they carried out their investigations.
An ambulance crew and rapid response vehicle were called to the incident.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust said: “We were called today, October 5, at 8.06am to reports of a man who was unconscious and not breathing on Cambridge Road, Clacton.
“An ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle were sent to help.
“Sadly the patient was confirmed as deceased at the scene.”