Murder investigation launched after body of woman found

Police have launched a murder investigation. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman and a critically injured man were found at a house in Essex.

Both victims were discovered by police responding to reports of an assault at a house in Chelmsford this morning.

The two victims were in their 50s, and the man is undergoing treatment at Broomfield Hospital for "serious life-threatening injuries".

A 31-year-old man who lives locally has been arrested and is in police custody as police launch their investigation into the incident.