Murdered Colchester woman identified

POLICE in Essex have today identified the woman found murdered in a river as Helen Maughan.The half-naked body of the 24-year-old from Propelair Way, Colchester, was spotted by a member of the public in the River Colne, close to Colchester town centre on Sunday morning.

POLICE in Essex have today identified the woman found murdered in a river as Helen Maughan.

The half-naked body of the 24-year-old from Propelair Way, Colchester, was spotted by a member of the public in the River Colne, close to Colchester town centre on Sunday morning.

Last night Essex Police confirmed they had arrested a 36-year-old man from the Colchester area on suspicion of murder.

He is currently being questioned by detectives.

Anyone who has information about the incident or who knew Helen's whereabouts between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning should call police on 01279 641188.