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Second person charged with murder of Martin Dines in Colchester car park

Martin Dines was found dead on Monday in Colchester Credit: Essex police

A second person has been charged in connection with the murder of a homeless man in Essex.

Martin Dines was found dead in a car park in Colchester on Monday (23 April).

The 56-year-old's body was discovered in St Mary's multi-storey in Balkerne Hill.

Martin Dines was found dead at the St Mary’s car park Credit: ITV News Anglia

Darren Miller, 45, has been charged with murder and has to been remanded to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court today.

Yesterday, police charged 46-year-old Heidi Kennedy with murder - she has been remanded to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday.

She was also charged in connection with an assault in Colchester on Sunday, April 22.

A 32-year-old man remains in custody while a 47-year-old man, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has since been released under investigation.

Paying tribute, Brian Dines said his son was "entertaining company". Credit: ITV News Anglia