A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 60s died in a residential Care Home


Police launch murder probe after pensioner, in his 60s, dies in ‘serious assault’ at care home as man, 43, is arrested

  • Police and forensics rushed to Longcroft Residential Care Home in Wickford 
  • They were called last night after reports the man in his 60s had been assaulted  
  • A 43-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody, said Essex Police
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Police have launched a murder probe after a pensioner in his 60s died in a ‘serious assault’ at a care home as a man, 43, has been arrested. 

Police and forensics teams rushed to Longcroft Residential Care Home in Wickford, Essex, last night at around 7pm, after reports that the elderly man had been assaulted.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead. 

Police and forensics at Longcroft Residential Care Home in Wickford, Essex on Thursday evening, after a pensioner aged in his 60s died in a ‘serious assault’

Police vehicles and an ambulance at the scene. A 43-year-old man from Wickford has been arrested, and remains in police custody, said Essex Police last night

Police vehicles and an ambulance at the scene. A 43-year-old man from Wickford has been arrested, and remains in police custody, said Essex Police last night

Essex Police said last night that a 43-year-old man from Wickford has been arrested, and remains in police custody. 

More information to follow. 

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