Canvey Island murder accused remanded over death of Kelly Pearce

Kelly Pearce Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Kelly Pearce, 36, died after being "seriously assaulted" at an address in Essex

A 48-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a woman in Essex last Thursday.

Kelly Pearce, 36, died in hospital after being found with a serious neck injury at a property in Canvey Island.

Anthony Ayres, of Fairlop Avenue in Canvey, was arrested the following day and charged with murder.

He appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court where he was remanded in custody and a provisional trial date was set for 3 May 2016.

Image caption Police were called to a property in Fairlop Avenue, Canvey Island, on Thursday afternoon

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