Essex

Colchester man faces court on attempted murder charge

A man will appear in court later charged with the attempted murder of a 70-year-old woman in Essex.

Police were called to a property at Smythies Avenue in Colchester on Wednesday when the woman was found with serious head injuries.

She is in a critical condition at a hospital in Romford, police said.

A 67-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder and is due to appear before Colchester magistrates later.

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