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Man charged with murdering relative at Essex nursing home

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The nursing home says it is “utterly shocked” by the incident as police confirm the accused is related to the victim.

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Police were called to the incident at 10pm on Monday night

A man has been charged with murdering one of his relatives at a nursing home in Essex.

June Knight, 79, died on Monday at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

Robert Knight, 52, will appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with her murder.

Police said the man charged, from Leigh-on-Sea, is related to Ms Knight but would not give any more details.

A post-mortem examination will take place this week.

The nursing home said it was “utterly shocked by what happened”.

Essex Police said officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

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