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Woman is arrested in Clacton murder probe

PUBLISHED: 09:20 27 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:20 27 December 2018

A second arrest has been made by police investigating the murder of a man in Clacton Picture: ARCHANT

A second arrest has been made by police investigating the murder of a man in Clacton Picture: ARCHANT

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A second arrest has been made by police as they investigate the murder of a man in Clacton.

The man’s body was found in a flat in Station Road just before 7am on Boxing Day after the fire service were called to a blaze there.

Police attended and launched a murder investigation into the death of the man, who had been assaulted.

A 47-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested nearby on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 26, on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Now a 43-year-old woman, of no fixed address, has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody for questioning.

The fire service were called to a blaze at about 6.25am on the morning of December 26 after reports of a smell of smoke in a communal corridor.

Crews from Clacton, Weeley and Frinton were sent to the scene and when firefighters arrived they reported there was a blaze contained to the living room of a third floor flat.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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