St Ives Murder: Man Charged

3 November 2011, 10:42 | Updated: 3 November 2011, 11:02

A 53 year old man has been charged with the murder of a mum from St Ives.

John Mearns, who doesn't have a permanent address, is charged with murdering 54 year old Pauline Smith [pictured - right].

He is due to appear at Huntingdon Magistrates Court today (Thursday 3rd November).

Mrs Smith, who was 54, was found dead in Gainsborough Drive in St Ives last Thursday (27th October).

Police started a murder investigation after a post-mortem revealed she died after being strangled.