A murder suspect has been arrested after a Kurdish man was fatally injured in Essex.

Police were called to Distillery Lane, in Hythe, Colchester, in the early hours of Monday morning after reports that a man had been seriously injured.

Despite the efforts of paramedics and residents at the scene, he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 a.m.

Cordon – police at the scene of Distillery Lane

Following work by Essex Police, Port of Dover Police and Kent Police, a 22-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested in Dover last night on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody.

The force have now removed their cordon on Haven Road lane as their inquests into the man’s death continue.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, it was revealed that the victim was in his twenties and belonged to the Kurdish community.

It is understood that the victim and the arrested man knew each other.

Echo: Investigation - Forensic officers are investigating the sceneInvestigation – forensic officers are investigating the scene

Detective Chief Inspector Antony Alcock, of the Kent and Essex Major Crime Branch, said he believed it was an isolated incident.

“This investigation has been prompt so far, with an arrest made in another county less than 24 hours after the initial call,” the inspector said.

“We continue to conduct multiple investigations, including speaking to potential witnesses and reviewing hours of CCTV to piece together what happened.

“We will continue our efforts and I encourage anyone who may have additional information to contact us and participate in our investigation.”

Inspector Alcock said the victim is believed to have had links to several Kurdish communities in areas such as Suffolk, which he wants to support.

“We are working with our partner agencies to ensure that we speak with anyone who can help us with this investigation and urge anyone who has not spoken to us to get in touch,” he added.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police on 101 and quote incident 92 of September 12.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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