A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man from Bracknell in a village near Chelmsford.
Police were called by the ambulance staff just before midnight last night who were treating a man who had been assaulted following an incident outside Broomfield Parish Hall.
The 55-year-old from Bracknell was unconscious but died at the scene shortly after midnight.
A woman also had to be taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken nose.
A 24-year-old man from Chelmsford has been arrested on suspicion of murder.