Police have charged a man in Basildon with murder after the death of a 49-year-old man.

Steven Keeble, 36, of Moss Close, Basildon will appear in Basildon Magistrates Court today, charged with the murder of John Masser.

Mr Masser was assaulted on Sunday afternoon at around 4.30pm.

Police were called to the scene of the attack at around 5.30pm after ambulances had arrived.

Mr Masser was taken to Basildon Hospital where he was treated for severe head injuries.

He died on Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Major Crime office on 01206 576845, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.