Essex

Jaywick 'meat cleaver' attack: Man charged

Meadow Way, Jaywick Image copyright Gareth george
Image caption Investigators remained at the scene on Meadow Way on Sunday following the attack late on Saturday

A man has been charged after a woman was critically injured in an attack with what was thought to have been a meat cleaver.

The victim, in her 40s, was hurt on Meadow Way in Jaywick, near Clacton, Essex at about 23:45 GMT on Saturday.

Kerry Roberts, 48, of no fixed address, is accused of attempted murder.

He has been remanded in custody following an appearance before magistrates and is due at Chelmsford Crown Court on 12 January.

Essex police said the attack involved a "bladed weapon which is believed to be a meat cleaver".

The woman remains in hospital in a critical condition, police said.

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