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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.

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