A man has been charged with the murder of his 65-year-old mother at her Stratford home.

Phyllis Hayes was found at her property in Idmiston Road having suffered suspected stab wounds on Thursday, June 11.

In addition to being charged with her murder, her son Mark Hayes, 36, also faces charges of attempted arson with intent to endanger life and the attempted murder of a man in Essex on Friday, June 12.

He will appear at Basildon Magistrates Court on Monday, June 15.