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Man arrested after woman killed in Essex home

A 31-year-old is in police custody. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was killed and a man seriously injured in an attack in Chelmsford in the early hours of this morning.

A 31-year-old man was arrested when officers were called to a house on Pines Road at 1:30am to reports of an assault. When they arrived they found a dead woman and a man with life threatening injuries. Both of them were in their 50s.

The injured man is being treated at Broomfield Hospital in the town.

The investigation is being led by DI Stephen Ellis from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Dappy holds head in hands as guilty verdict delivered

Dappy appeared on the court list under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos. He had denied attacking George Chittock in the early hours of February 27 during a public appearance at Chicago's nightclub in Chelmsford. Dappy claimed he lashed out in self-defence.

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But he was convicted by magistrates at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court. Chair of the bench Angela Tucker said the magistrates had found Contostavlos was not under any physical threat at the time of the incident. He held is head in his hands as the verdict was delivered.

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Dappy goes shopping in Essex after court appearance

  • Dappy, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, stood in the dock in a white shirt, black trousers and black trainers as the charge was read to him
  • He was granted unconditional bail and will stand trial at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on June 18
  • Dappy was later seen doing some shopping in Chelmsford, loading the boot of his car with an armful of bags from Topshop before popping into a Ladbrokes betting shop
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