A 44-year-old woman from Clacton has now been arrested on suspicion assault after a man was found dead in Jaywick.

Officers are currently are investigating after a man was found dead at a bungalow in Jaywick.

Witnesses reported seeing a heavy police presence in Hillman Avenue, in Jaywick.

Around six patrol cars, as well as ambulance vehicles, reportedly arrived in the road this afternoon from around 12.30pm.

One witness said: "It looked really serious, they have been here for a while this afternoon."

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called by the ambulance service shortly after 12.40pm on Friday, July 12, with reports a man had been found dead at an address in Hillman Avenue, Jaywick.

"We are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death."

An East of England Ambulance spokesman said: "We were called to an incident at 12.36pm today at an address in Hillman Avenue.

"We sent a rapid response vehicle to help.

"Sadly, the patient was declared dead at the scene."

A woman from Clacton is now being held in custody for questioning following reports the man may have been assaulted the day prior to his death.

Witnesses and anyone with information are asked to call Clacton Police Station on 101.

More to follow.