BREAKING NEWS: Relative charged with murder of care home resident

Langley Lodge

A 52 year old man has been charged with the murder of a relative at Langley Lodge care home in Westcliff, Essex.

Robert Knight is being charged with the murder of 79 year old June Knight at Southend Magistrates’ Court this morning following an incident at 10pm on Monday.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Westcliff.

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“We were called at around 10pm yesterday, Monday, December 10, with reports a woman aged in her 70s had died of her injuries at a care home in Imperial Avenue.

“A 52-year-old man from Leigh-on-Sea was arrested at the scene and he remains in custody for questioning. A post mortem will be carried out in due course.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death of the woman, who was related to the suspect.”

A spokesperson for the home said they were “utterly shocked” by the incident, adding they were co-operating with police on the investigation.

“We are providing support to other residents and their families,” the spokesperson added.

“We will not comment further at this time.”

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