Station Road, Clacton
26/12/2018 @ 06:25
Incident Number: 92456
In attendance: 2 x Clacton, 1 x Weeley, 1 x Frinton
Crews were called to a flat in Clacton this morning after reports of the smell of smoke in a communal corridor.
On arrival firefighters reported that there was a fire contained to the living room of a third floor flat.
Firefighters extinguished the fire by 7.48am.
Sadly, one man was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation to determine the cause of the fire will take place.
Essex Police has released the following statement:
"We have started a murder investigation after a man was found dead in a flat in Clacton.
"We were called by the fire service to a fire at an address in Station Road shortly before 7am today (Boxing Day).
"Emergency services had been called to the fire and when they entered the address they found a man who had been assaulted.
"Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
"A murder investigation has started and a cordon has been put in place.
"Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Our investigation is still in its early days but we are looking at the possibility this was a targeted attack.
“I need anyone who was in the Station Road area between 6am and 7am and anyone going into or leaving the building to come forward.”
"If you saw or heard anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us 101 quoting incident 160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."