A man who was due in court today charged with murder will now not appear until at least tomorrow. 

Michael Strudwick, 33, of Sutton Road, Southend was set to appear at Southend Magistrates Court today charged with murder and possession of a firearm after an incident in the town on Sunday evening.

Emergency services were called to an address in Sutton Road shortly after 7.20pm on Sunday and found a woman and a man with facial injuries.

It is understood both had been shot.

The woman, identified as 40 year-old Christy Walshe, from Southend, was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition and, sadly, died yesterday.

Strudwick was initially taken to hospital for treatment but was discharged.