Man arrested for attempted murder after woman ‘falls from height’ in Southend

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The scene where the woman is found  (Southend MPS)
The scene where the woman is found (Southend MPS)

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was found on the ground outside a block of flats having fallen from a height.

The victim, in her 20s, suffered serious injuries in the fall outside Bewley Court, Southend at 6.30pm on Wednesday night.

Paramedics rushed her to hospital where she is in a critical condition.

A 26-year-old man, from Southend, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

DI Stewart Eastbrook, of Southend CID, is leading the investigation.

He said: “The investigation is in its early phase. At this stage, we believe this to be a contained and isolated incident, with no risk or threat to the wider public.

“There will be a very visible policing presence in the area throughout today and indeed in the coming days as we investigate the circumstances which led to this woman sustaining very serious injuries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it should submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call us on 101 and cite incident 984 of November 10.

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

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