Murder investigation launched

POLICE have today launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 53-year-old man who attacked at his home in Essex. A member of the public called police on Thursdayafter it was spotted that a door of a house in Alderwood Drive, Abridge, near Romford, had been forced.

POLICE have today launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 53-year-old man who attacked at his home in Essex.

A member of the public called police on Thursdayafter it was spotted that a door of a house in Alderwood Drive, Abridge, near Romford, had been forced.

Officers found a man with serious head injuries. He was taken to Queen's Hospital, Romford, but died yesterday.

Essex Police believe between three and five people could have been involved in the attack.


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Detective Superintendant John Quinton, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is an appalling attack on a man that has left his family devastated.”

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