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19 April 2016, 06:21 | Updated: 19 April 2016, 06:22
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".