Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Police Launch Murder Investigation In Chelmsford
A murder investigation has started after a man died in Chelmsford.
Police were called to Main Road just before midnight following an assault outside Broomfield Parish Hall.
The victim, a 55 year-old man from Bracknell in Berkshire, was unconscious and died at the scene.
A woman had also been assaulted and she was taken to hospital for treatment for a suspected broken nose.
A 24 year-old man from Chelmsford was arrested at around 2am on suspicion of the murder of the man and the assault of the woman.
He is currently being questioned.
DI Steve Ellis, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "The murder victim, assault victim and suspect were all attending a private party being held inside Broomfield Parish Hall in Main Road.
"Both assaults happened outside the hall in the car park area.
"Our enquiries are continuing today and I would urge anybody with any information about the incident who has not already spoken to officers to contact us".
A cordon has been put in place at the scene whilst forensic examinations are carried out.
A post mortem examination will take place later.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
A group of 12 men from Essex have been jailed for more than 40 years for a violent attack on a football fan.
Essex Police are carrying out a crack down on knife crime this week.
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