Man allegedly murdered in house fire is named

Police have named a man whose body was found in a flat in Clacton last week Picture: SARAH LUCY BROW

Police have named a man whose body was found in a flat in Clacton last week Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A man who died in a suspicious house fire on Boxing Day has been named.

54-year-old Paul Gillett, from Clacton, was found by emergency services at a flat in Station Road in the town shortly before 7am on Boxing Day.

Police say he was assaulted and died of his injuries at the scene.

A post mortem examination found that Mr Gillett had died as the result of a head injury but required that further investigation be made.

Seth Stollery, 47, and Freya Parker-Magowan, 43, both of no fixed address, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on December 29 charged with murder and arson with intent.


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They were remanded to appear Chelmsford Crown Court today (Monday, December 31).

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