Essex

Essex hotel death: Man charged with murder

Esplanade Hotel sign
Image caption Janet Graney's body was found at the Esplanade Hotel on Friday

A 43-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found at a hotel in an Essex seaside town.

The body of Janet Graney, 51, was found by police at the Esplanade Hotel in Marine Parade East in Clacton late on Friday night.

On Monday evening, Lee Thompson, of Craigfield Avenue in the town, was charged with the murder of Ms Graney.

He is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court later.

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