Tribute paid to Clacton murder victim Kathleen Griffin

Kathy Griffin with her son Dale

Kathy Griffin with her son Dale - Credit: Archant

A man has appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of Clacton woman Kathleen Griffin, 57.

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin - Credit: Archant

Scott Hilling, 25, was charged yesterday with her murder, with the alleged offence taking place between Thursday and Friday last week (December 17-18).

Hilling, of no fixed address, appeared before Colchester magistrates this morning for a preliminary hearing.

He was arrested by police late on Friday evening after Kathy’s body was discovered at an address in Old Road, Clacton, earlier that day.

A forensic post-mortem examination has given the preliminary cause of the woman’s death as multiple stab wounds.

Police at the scene in Clacton.

Police at the scene in Clacton. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown


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Hilling was not asked to enter a plea during today’s short hearing.

Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court for a preliminary hearing tomorrow.

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Today Kathy’s son Dale McMullan has paid tribute to his mother.

He said: “Kathy will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

“We have lost a loving mother, sister and grandma.

“There is now a space in our family that can never be filled.

“We, the family, would respectfully ask for time for us to grieve.”

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