Man charged with murder after incident in Westcliff pub

Mick Ferris

A man has been charged with murder following an incident in a pub in Westcliff.

Police were called to reports a man had been attacked inside the Lamb and Lion in Station Road at around 6.40pm on Friday December 23.

Alfred Turner, 44, of Station Road, Westcliff was arrested in the Pier Hill area a short time later.

He has now been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday December 26.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything to come forward.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can submit a report on the police website or use the online Live

Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about the website reporting services.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/304569/22.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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Mick Ferris

Editor Email: mickferris@yellowad.co.uk