A man has died after a serious assault at a care home in Wickford this evening.

Police were called shortly before 7pm, with reports that a man in his 60s had been assaulted at a residential care home on Swan Lane. 

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the man sadly died. 

A 43-year-old man from Wickford has been arrested on suspicion of murder. 

He remains in police custody.