Essex

Man charged with Southend chef stabbing murder

Reynald Duchene
Image caption Reynald Duchene was a chef in London

A man has been charged with the murder of a chef killed after a classical music concert in Essex.

Reynald Duchene, 37, of Arlington Square, South Woodham Ferrers, died after attending the concert in Priory Park, Southend, Essex, on 26 June.

He was found collapsed in Priory Crescent later that evening.

Karl Wills, 21, from Milton Close, Southend, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Southend Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

Two men, aged 18 and 19 from Southend, have been bailed until August.

A 23-year-old man of no fixed abode who was also arrested in connection with the murder has been released on police bail.

Mr Duchene, who lived with his partner and her children, worked as a chef in London.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Duchene had died from a single stab wound to the chest.

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