Grays launderette murder: Second man charged



POLICE have charged a second man with conspiracy to rob following an incident at a Grays laundrette.

Joseph Pearl, 28, of Charter Place, Watford, was charged today, Thursday, December 28, and is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Friday, December 29.

It follows an incident at Baylee’s laundrette in Southend Road, Grays, on Monday, December 4, during which Paul Robertson, 39, of Milton Keynes, died from multiple injuries.

Police previously charged Michael Williams, 35, of Old Farm Park, Milton Keynes, with conspiracy to rob. He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, December 9, and has been remanded to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Monday, January 8.

A 39-year-old man from Grays who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail but remains under investigation while enquiries continue.

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