A man has been charged following the murder of a father-of-two in Colchester.

31-year-old Murdoch Brown was stabbed in Buffett Way, Colchester, on Tuesday 7 May, and a second man was also assaulted.

Reece McHutcherson, 19, of Pillow Way, Buckingham, was arrested on Wednesday 18 December.

He was charged last night with murder, attempted murder and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

McHutcherson is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.