Havant Pensioner Denies Wife's Murder

A Havant pensioner has denied murdering his 81-year-old wife.

Peter Richard Beaver, aged 80, of Sherfield Avenue in Leigh Park, is charged with the murder of his wife, Annie Beaver, of the same address, on Saturday 23 November 2013.

He spoke only to plead not guilty during a short hearing at Winchester Crown Court today (Wednesday 26 March).

The charge follows an investigation by detectives from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team (HMIT).

Police have not yet revealed the results of a post-mortem examination.

Beaver has been released on conditional bail.

He is due to reappear at Winchester Crown Court for trial on 23 June 2014.

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