Man charged with murder following death of woman in Colchester

Police officers search the area near Laing Road after a woman was found dead on Sunday morning. 

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Laing Road, Colchester - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Colchester over the weekend.

A woman, aged in her 20s, was found unresponsive at an address in Laing Road around 5.35am on Sunday, January 17, and died at the scene. 

Police investigate the scene after a woman in her 20s died in Colchester. 

Adam Butt is due to appear at court on Tuesday - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder and Adam Butt, of Laing Road, Colchester, has now been charged. 

Butt appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow at 10am. 

Essex Police said it is not yet in a position to release any further information about the victim but the force is not looking for anyone else in connection with her death.

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Police were called to Laing Road, Colchester, on Sunday, January 17 - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Anyone with information about the incident can call Essex Police on 101 and quote the crime reference number 42/8907/21.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.