Woman charged with two counts of murder after police called to Essex home over concerns for the welfare of two people | The Sun

A WOMAN has been charged with two counts of murder.

Virginia McCullough, 35, was charged after reports were made to Essex Police over concerns for the welfare of two people in their 70s.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: "As a result of the extensive work carried out by a dedicated investigative team, our strong belief based on all the evidence available is that the two people in question are no longer alive.

"The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is in agreement with this assessment."

Police had initially been called to the home on Wednesday, September 13.

Virginia McCullough, 35, of Pump Hill, Chelmsford, will now appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday 18 September.

Detective Superintendent Rob Kirby, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Although we have received authorisation to charge Virginia McCullough, this complex and in-depth investigation will be continuing at pace throughout the coming weeks and months.

“I would also reiterate that our continued to belief is that this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider Chelmsford or Essex public.

“Our thoughts today are with the families of everyone involved and I can assure them, all avenues of enquiry will be pursued extensively to piece together the circumstances around this matter.”

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