British police say Young Vernon, British Columbia, a woman murdered in Essex, a man in custody

Ashley Wasworth of Vernon, British Columbia was killed on February 1, 2022 in the suburbs of London, England. (Facebook)

Police in Essex, England, say a 19-year-old British Columbia woman was killed and a man was arrested.

According to a statement from Essex police, Vernon’s 19-year-old Ashley Wasworth died on Tuesday shortly after police were called into a riot at his home in Chelmsford, northeast London.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on the scene and police say he was charged with murder.

Jack Sepple, who lived at the address where Wadsworth died, was charged Thursday.

Police said he was expected to appear in the Magistrates’ Court in Colchester later that day.

Essex’s detective has released little information about Wadsworth, but her family is informed and says she is “backed by a professional officer.”

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