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Man charged with murder of Essex debt collector

Tina Cantello was stabbed to death at the weekend Credit: Essex Police

A man has been charged with the murder of Essex woman Tina Cantello.

The 49 year old, who worked as a debt collector, was found dead at a property in Basildon on Saturday. Essex Police said she had been stabbed a number of times in the chest.

Geoffrey Hutton, 38, of Derby Close, Langdon Hills, has been charged with her murder. He is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday).

Ms Cantello had been reported missing on June 8 when she failed to return home from work.