Carol Cooper death: Son in court accused of Clacton murder

Carol Cooper
Image caption Carol Cooper was described as vibrant and fun-loving by her family

A man charged with the murder of his mother in Essex has appeared in court.

The body of Carol Cooper, 66, was found by police after they forced entry into her flat on St Vincent Road, Clacton, at about 19:00 GMT on Friday.

Mrs Cooper, a mother-of-three, was declared dead at the scene. Peter Dickson was arrested at the premises.

Mr Dickson, 37, a carpet fitter who also lives in St Vincent Road, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday.

He will next appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 2 January 2013.

A statement from Mrs Cooper's family said: "Carol Cooper was a vibrant, fun-loving lady, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, so cruelly taken from us, loved and treasured.

"She leaves behind a wealth of memories and will never be forgotten."

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