COPS have launched a homicide probe after a person was killed inside a busy pub in front of horrified drinkers.
Police rushed to the Lamb and Lion pub in Westcliff, Essex, amid studies a person had been assaulted on Friday night.
Paramedics tried to avoid wasting him however he was pronounced useless on the scene on Station Highway.
Witnesses mentioned armed cops swooped on the packed boozer at about 6.40pm.
Cops arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of homicide a short while later greater than a mile away in Pier Hill.
He stays in custody.
The pub has been cordoned off by police as forensic officers examine the scene.
Cops don’t imagine there may be additional danger to the broader public.
Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, from the Kent and Essex Severe Crime Directorate, mentioned: “My ideas and condolences are with the sufferer’s household in what can be a really tough time.
“Our investigation is in its early phases and we’re nonetheless working to determine the circumstances which led as much as the incident.
“The sufferer was assaulted inside a busy pub at a time the place there would have been tons of individuals round and would have seen what occurred.
“I would like anybody who was on the pub noticed the incident or what led as much as it to contact us.”
Anybody with data is urged to contact Essex Police, quoting incident 1076 of 23 December, or contact impartial charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.