Essex

Clacton death: Man found in burning flat identified

Station Road, Clacton
Image caption A police cordon was put in place at the scene in Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea

A man whose body was found in a burning flat on Boxing Day has been identified.

Paul Gillett, 54, from Clacton, was found at a property in Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, at about 07:00 GMT.

A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of head injury at the scene, but further tests are taking place.

Seth Stollery, 47, and Freya Parker-Magowan, 43, both of no fixed address, have been charged with his murder.

They have also been charged with arson with intent and appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court earlier.

Image caption Paul Gillet's body was discovered in a burning flat

The case has been adjourned until 5 March with a provisional trial date set for 10 June.

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