Man charged after death of woman in Leigh-on-Sea

Detectives have charged a 54-year-old man with murder following the death of a woman in Leigh-on-Sea on Tuesday.

Police were called to Whitehouse Meadows at around 9pm on Tuesday November 7 and found a woman who had sustained serious injuries located in the garden of a property.

The woman, aged in her 60s, was declared dead at the scene.

Kevin Shepherd, 54 of Whitehouse Meadows, Leigh-on-Sea, will appear at Southend-on-Sea Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday November 9, charged with murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Balding, who leads the investigation, said: “I continue to appeal for anyone with information or footage that could help our investigation, to please get in touch using our dedicated online portal.”

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Alternatively, if you would like to make an anonymous report, you can contact independent charity on Twitter at @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 1137 of November 7.