Bracknell Man Murdered In Essex

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 55-year-old died from Berkshire died outside a private party at a parish hall.

The 24-year-old, from Chelmsford, in Essex, was questioned by detectives over the death of the man who police said had been assaulted on Saturday night.

The victim, from Bracknell, was found unconscious by paramedics, who called police to Broomfield Parish Hall at 11.56pm before the man died shortly after midnight.

A woman was also assaulted and had to be taken to hospital for treatment for a broken nose, Essex Police said.

Officers arrested the suspect in connection with both the murder and assault at around 2am on Sunday and have appealed for witnesses.

Detective Inspector 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 post-mortem examination will take place later, the force added.

A cordon was set up around the hall as forensic investigators scoured the scene.

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