Broadstairs murder update

A man is to appear before magistrates this weekend charged with the murder of a woman in Broadstairs.

Man charged with murder to appear before crown court

A man in his fifties charged with the murder of a woman from Ramsgate has been remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on Tuesday 12th November 2013.

Police were called to Whiteness Road in Broadstairs on 7th November. The 47-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Formal identification of the dead woman has not yet taken place.

Lee Vincent Paul Birch, aged 55, of Lymington Road, Westgate-on-Sea, appeared at Dover Magistrates Court charged with murder this morning.

Kent Police have referred the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, as is required, when there has been previous police contact with the victim.

Man due in court charged with Broadstairs murder

A 55-year-old man is due before magistrates after being charged in connection with the murder of a woman in Broadstairs.

The charge relates to an incident on Thursday 7th November 2013, when Kent Police were called to Whiteness Road at 1.30pm after reports of concern for a woman who had been injured.

Police and ambulance services attended. A 47-year-old woman from Ramsgate was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out today.

Detectives from the Kent & Essex Serious Crime Directorate have charged Lee Vincent Paul Birch of Lymington Rd in Westgate with murder. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Dover Magistrates Court.

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