Murder Investigation After Southend Flat Fire

A murder investigation has launched after a pregnant woman who was seriously injured after a flat fire in Southend, died in hospital.

Essex Police

Emergency services were called to a block of flats on Balmoral Road at around 11.15pm on Saturday (7 May).

Essex Police said: "The ninth floor of the premises was evacuated while firefighters extinguished the blaze.

A 30-year-old woman from Southend was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

"Sadly she died yesterday evening, Monday May 9.

"The fire is being treated as suspicious and police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident.

"Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact 101 or email scdappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk.

"Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org".

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