A man has died in hospital following an incident in Brentwood

A man has died in hospital following an incident in Brentwood on Christmas Eve.

At about 11.50pm on Monday, December 24, an altercation occurred outside The Vine Bar in the High Street, Brentwood.

During this incident a 25-year-old man, named by the police as Paul Wallington, was punched and knocked to the floor.

An ambulance was called and he was taken to Queens’s Hospital in Romford. He sadly died on Saturday, December 29.

Essex Police have launched a murder investigation and officers and staff from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating.

A 29-year-old man from Basildon was arrested on suspicion of murder this morning and he remains in custody.

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