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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 arrestedPolice and foren

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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 shortly before 7pm, after reports the elderly man was 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 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. 

It follows a man being rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the back at the same care home last year.

More information to follow. 

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