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Man charged with the murder of a 51-year-old in Essex

A man has been charged with the murder of a 51-year-old in Essex.

Mark Croxson (47) was arrested late on Thursday over the death of Rodney Parlour.

Police were called to an address in Hood Road, Rainham, at 11.30am on Monday after a neighbour raised concerns and officers discovered the body.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as "multiple injuries", the Metropolitan Police said.

Croxson was charged with murder and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Police said the investigation is continuing and appealed to anyone with information to contact police on 0208 345 1570 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A 46-year-old man arrested on Monday evening in Hornchurch has been released on bail pending further inquiries, officers said.

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