Man in court on murder charge

A MAN will be appear before a court today charged with murder following the discovery of a woman's body in Chelmsford.

Roddy Ashworth

A MAN will be appear before a court today charged with murder following the discovery of a woman's body in Chelmsford.

Marc Chivers, 41, is accused of killing the 50-year-old woman, whose body was found by police at a property in Pitfield.

Chivers, who is unemployed, was arrested at the premises by police shortly after the discovery at about 10.20am on Friday.


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A post mortem examination on Saturday, carried out by Home Office pathologist Dr David Rouse, concluded that the cause of the woman's death was asphyxiation.

Scenes of crime officers carried out a search of the property on Friday and Chivers was formally charged on Saturday evening.

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It is understood that both Chivers and the victim, who has not been named by officers, lived at the property.

A police spokesman said: “A 41-year-old unemployed man has been charged with murder following the discovery of the body of 50-year-old woman in Pitfield, Chelmsford.

“Marc Chivers, of Pitfield, Chelmsford, will be appearing before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.”

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