A man was charged last night with the murder of 77 year old Rosemary Shearman.
50 year old Thomas Blazquez, from Redbridge was charged with killing the grandmother in her own home in Hornchurch last Tuesday 3rd September.
He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.
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Five teenagers have been injured - two seriously - after an unprovoked acid attack at a train station in Essex.
The Blackwall Tunnel in south-east London has re-opened this morning after a 20 hour closure that caused travel mayhem.
One of the teenagers was left so badly burnt doctors say he may lose his eyesight.