Murder investigation launched after man in his 80s found dead in Aldham

A man in his 80s has been found dead at his Aldham home.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after being called to a property earlier today (Tuesday).

Police attended house on Halstead Road shortly after 1pm on December 29 following reports that a man inside the property was unresponsive.

Sadly, the victim, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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In a statement, Essex Police said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area from 3pm yesterday, Monday (December 28), and may have witnessed anything suspicious.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone who has doorbell footage, dashcam footage or CCTV in the local area.

“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact our Major Crime Team on 101 quoting incident 512 of 29 December or email scd.appeals.essex@essex.pnn.police.uk.”

Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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