Daughter pays tribute to father as Pitsea man appears in court charged with murder

James Robinson

The daughter of a man who died after sustaining a serious head injury has paid tribute to him as a “kind-hearted, loving and gentle dad”.

James Robinson, also known as ‘Jimbo’, was assaulted in Malyons Mews area of Pitsea on Wednesday September 15.

The 67-year-old suffered a head injury and died in hospital the following day.

A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of a traumatic head injury.

His daughter said: “He was such a kind-hearted loving gentle dad, grandad, brother and friend to many.

“He will be truly missed and always in our hearts.”

Edward Roberts, 47, of St Mary’s Crescent, Pitsea, has been charged with Mr Robinson’s murder.

He appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court yesterday and is due to appear at Basildon Crown Court today (Tuesday).

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Mick Ferris

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