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Man charged with murder after woman dies in hospital

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A man in Essex has been charged with murder after a woman with a serious neck injury died in hospital.

Officers were called to Fairlop Avenue, Canvey Island just before 5pm on Thursday, after reports of an assault.

Kelly Pearce, 36, of North Avenue, Canvey, was taken to the Royal London Hospital but died a short time later.

Anthony Ayres, 48, of Fairlop Avenue, has been charged with murder and has been remanded in custody.

He will appear at Southend Magistrates Court tomorrow.


Woman who sparked a police appeal after going missing is found in London

A woman who sparked a police appeal after going missing following a night out has been found.

Carlie Johnson Credit: PA

Detectives had released CCTV pictures of Carlie Johnson, 28, leaving a London nightclub with a man on Friday night. But Essex Police said they have now found her, announcing on Twitter:

Good news: Carlie Johnson from Chelmsford has been found. She is in London with police and the search for her has been called off.

– Essex Police


Teenagers threatened with knife on train in Essex

A group of teenagers were threatened with a knife on a train in Essex. Police say a passenger got into an argument before pulling out a knife and chasing the teenagers through the train.

CCTV image of a passenger police want to find Credit: British Transport Police

A man on the train got involved in an altercation with a group of teenage boys.

A fight broke out and other passengers stepped in to stop the violence.

The older man got off the train, but the two groups continued to argue and the man got back on.

He produced a knife and chased the teenagers through the train, before leaving at Hockley station.

– British Transport Police

The teenagers were threatened on a Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria train as it travelled between Wickford and Hockley at 1.50am on Saturday, 15 August.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B3 of 12/10/2015.

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