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Man found dead at pub sparks murder investigation

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at a pub.

Officers were called to the Swiss Bell pub in Braintree, Essex, at 8.45am on Sunday following reports that a body had been found.

Multiple emergency service vehicles were at the scene and images on social media appeared to show several armed officers also present, but the force has not provided any more details on the incident.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

A force spokesman said: ‘Detectives have started a murder investigation following the death of a man in Braintree.

‘We were called at 8.45am this morning, Sunday, May 17, with reports that a man had been found dead at the Swiss Bell pub, Mountbatten Road.

‘A man was arrested and remains in custody.’