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Murder charge after stabbed body in Colchester flat

Police car in Forest Road, Colchester
Image caption Police called to an address in Forest Road, Colchester, at about 14:45 BST on Wednesday

A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder after a body was discovered in a flat with stab wounds.

The body of 52-year-old Gordon McGhee was found in Forest Road, Colchester, on Wednesday at about 14:15 BST.

Danny Bostock, of Berberis Walk, Colchester, has been charged with murder and attempted arson with intent to endanger life.

He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Monday and is due to appear at the city's crown court on 29 August.

Police have appealed for witnesses in the Forest Road, Hawthorne Avenue and Avon Way areas between 02:00 and 06:00 BST on Wednesday.

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