Grays man charged in connection with Southend murder

TWO men have been charged in connection with the murder of Albert Williams in Southend last year.

Anthony Smith, 43, of Ceylon Road, Westcliff, who is unemployed, has been charged with murder and two counts of burglary at Mr Williams address in Cedar Close, which happened the week before his death.

Ismail Celik, 34, of Rookwood Close, Grays, who works in catering, has been charged with two counts of adding and abetting burglary at Mr Williams address in Cedar Close. Both will appear at Southend Magistrates Court this morning (Friday, January 29).

Mr Williams, who was aged 67, was found dead at his flat in Cedar Close, Southend on Saturday, August 8.

His body was discovered when fire crews were called to deal with a fire at the flat. A forensic post mortem established that he had been assaulted and died of internal injuries.

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