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Woman charged with murder of man in Ryecroft area of Harlow

Crime / Sun 13th Feb 2022 pm28 01:40pm

A WOMAN has been charged with murder as specialist detectives investigate the death of a man in Harlow.

Police were called to an address in Ryecroft shortly before 2.20am yesterday (Saturday 12 February) to reports of a man in his 50s injured.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics he later died.

Fifty-one year-old Rebecca Searing, of Ryecroft, Harlow, was arrested and has now been charged with murder.

She is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 14 February).

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Clarkson, who’s leading the investigation, said:

“I know this will be concerning to people living in the Ryecroft area, but I don’t believe this incident poses a risk to the wider public.

“We’re not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

“A team of specialist detectives and staff are working to establish what led up to this man’s death and are making good progress.

“There’s likely to be a police presence at the scene today as we continue our enquiries.

“I need anyone who heard or saw anything, has any CCTV or doorbell footage, or has any other information to contact us.”

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/37299/22.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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