A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Man Due In Court Over Chelmsford Murder
A 31 year-old man is due in court today charged with murdering a woman and attempting to murder a man in Chelmsford.
Police were called to reports of someone being assaulted inside a property on Pines Road at around 1.30am on Sunday (17 April).
When they got there they found a woman dead and a man with "serious, life-threatening injuries".
A 31 year-old man was arrested and has now been charged.
Essex Police said: "Craig Bird, aged 31, of no fixed abode, has today been charged with the murder of Colleen Westlake, aged 48, and also the attempted murder of a 59-year-old man.
"He has been remanded in custody to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates Court".
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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