Essex

Christopher Ryan Southend flat death: Men on murder charge

A block of flats, in Coleman Street, Southend, where the man suffered fatal injuries.
Image caption Christopher Ryan died two days after he was found with head injuries

Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Southend.

Christopher Ryan, 45, died two days after being found at a flat in Coleman Street on Thursday. Post-mortem tests showed he died from a head injury.

John Nafzger, 39, of Westbury Road in Southend, and Christopher Walker, 23, of Mansted Gardens, Rochford - who are also accused of robbery - were remanded in custody by Southend magistrates.

They are due before Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday.

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