Essex: Gun death murder charge man appears in court

A MAN has today appeared in court to face a murder charge after the death of a man found with gunshot wounds in St Osyth last week.

Darren Jewell, of John Street, Brightlingsea, was last night charged with the murder of Anthony Prickett, 42.

The 36-year-old was held in police custody prior to his appearance at Colchester Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Dressed in a red tracksuit, Jewell spoke only to confirm his name and address during today’s hearing.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow.

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Jewell was also charged with four offences of possessing firearms and ammunition.

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