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Man charged with pensioner's murder in Hornchurch

Rosemary Shearman
Image caption Rosemary Shearman's body was found by neighbours

A man has been charged with the murder of a pensioner who was found in her home in east London.

The body of 77-year-old Rosemary Shearman was found by neighbours in Platford Green, Hornchurch, on 3 September.

Thomas Blazquez, 50, of Redbridge, east London, was arrested and charged by police.

Mr Blazquez will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, the Metropolitan Police said.

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