Pensioner in his 80s found murdered in Essex village

Police launch manhunt after pensioner in his 80s is found murdered in house in idyllic Essex village

  • Police were called to Halstead Road, Aldham, just after 1pm yesterday afternoon
  • A pensioner in his 80s found unresponsive at a property was proncounced dead 
  • Detectives are asking anyone who was in the village on Monday to come forward 

Police have launched a manhunt after a pensioner in his 80s was found dead at a house in an Essex village.

Murder detectives are investigating the death after a man was found unresponsive at a property in Aldham, near Colchester, on Tuesday afternoon.

The pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene in Halstead Road after police were called just after 1pm.

Detectives from Essex Police are appealing for witnesses that were in the area at around 3pm on Monday December 28 who may have witnessed anything suspicious.

A man in his 80s was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive at a house in Halstead Road, Aldham, on Tuesday afternoon. Murder detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward

Villagers reported seeing up to four police cars outside the property on Tuesday afternoon. 

They are also looking to hear from anyone in the local area with doorbell, dashcam or CCTV footage.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Essex Police major crime team on 101 quoting incident 512 of December 29 or email [email protected]

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

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