An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Brentwood.

Police were contacted at 8.55am today, Monday 15 April, following reports that a man had been found unwell in High Street.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene but sadly he was pronounced dead.

His death is now being treated as suspicious and an investigation is underway.

A 47-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested this evening on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody for questioning.

Anyone with information can contact the South Major Crime Team on 101 or email

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at