Waltham Abbey burglary suspect trapped by fence dies

A suspected burglar has died after his neck became trapped in a fence.

Stephen Pope, 35, from Waltham Abbey, was found dead in the street in Mason Way at about 13:00 GMT on Thursday.

His neck was trapped between a fence panel and a concrete sheet, Essex Police said. A post-mortem examination found he had suffocated.

At the same time Mr Pope was found, there was a report of a burglary nearby. One man has been charged with burglary and remanded in custody.

Albert Brinkley, 27, of no fixed address, was due to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court earlier.

Another man, aged 51, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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