A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman fell from a fifth floor window at a block of flats in Southend.

The woman in her 40s was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following the incident on Jones Close at about 2am on Thursday morning.

A 44-year-old man from Southend is being questioned by police.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard a disturbance in the area around this time.