A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of an elderly woman at a care home.

Police were called to Forest Place Nursing Home, in Roebuck Lane, Buckhurst Hill, yesterday (Wednesday, November 29) to reports a woman in her 90s has suffered serious injuries.

She was pronounced deceased at the scene. A post mortem examination is due to be carried out later today.

A 32-year-old man from Ilford has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody for questioning.

Essex Police said the woman was a resident of the care home, although the suspect has no connection to the business.

Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation and confirmed the victim and suspect knew each other.