POLICE have charged a man in connection with the murder of a woman in Chelmsford.

Officers were called to Dorset Avenue, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, at around 2.30pm on Friday, February 9

They found a seriously injured woman inside a property.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman, 60s, was, sadly, pronounced dead at the scene.

Sebastian Compton, 47 of Readers Court, Chelmsford, was arrested on Friday and has now been charged with the woman’s murder. 

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, February 12.

Det Chief Supt Rob Kirby, who is leading the investigation, said: “I’d like to reassure those living in the Great Baddow area that there is no wider threat to the community.

“Although we have secured a charge, our investigation continues.

“I’d continue to ask anyone who has information or footage of any part of the incident, particularly in the areas of Readers Court and Dorset Avenue, to get in contact.”

Quote incident 579 of February 9 when contacting Essex Police.