A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Heybridge.

Police cordoned off part of Heron Way last night after officers were called to the address by the ambulance service at 9.25pm.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “A woman was reported to be seriously ill at Heybridge.

“Officers went to a property in Heron Way where paramedics tried in van to revive the woman, aged in her 30s.

“She was pronounced dead at about 9.45pm.”

Police are treating the woman’s death as unexplained and say inquiries are continuing.

A postmortem is set to be carried out this afternoon to establish the cause of her death.

A man has been arrested and remains in custody.