It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Charged With Murder Of Pregnant Woman In Westcliff
A 47 year-old man has been charged with the murder of a pregnant woman who died following a flat fire in Westcliff.
A fire broke out on the ninth floor of a block of flats on Balmoral Road at around 11.15pm on Saturday (7 May).
30 year-old Khabi Abrey suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken for hospital for treatment.
She died two days later.
Essex Police said: "Lillo Troisi, 47, unemployed, of Balmoral Road, Westcliff, has been charged with murder, arson with intent to endanger life and arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
"He is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court this morning, Thursday May 12.
"Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the fire to call 101 or email email@example.com
"Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org".
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