A man has been charged with murder as part of our investigation into the death of a man in Grays.
We were called to an incident at an address close to New Road, Grays, shortly after 3.40am on Friday 6 October.
At that stage, officers found a disturbance had taken place and a man had sustained a serious injury.
Despite the efforts of medics, 19-year-old Ashton Rowbotham sadly died at the scene.
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on 6 October and was subsequently released on bail.
We have now received authorisation from the Crown Prosecution Service to charge Connor Knight, 21 of New Road, Grays, with murder.
He is due to appear in Southend Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 23 November.
Detective Chief inspector Greg Wood, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, is leading our investigation.
“This is of course a significant step forward in our investigation. “The work of the investigation team does not stop here and we continue to work thoroughly and tirelessly to piece together the circumstances around Ashton’s death. “His family continue to be updated on our investigation and will continue to be supported throughout the judicial process.”
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