81 year old man charged with murder in Norfolk

17 July 2019, 07:42 | Updated: 17 July 2019, 07:43

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A man in his 80s has been charged with a murder in New Costessey, near Norwich, at the end of last week.

Officers were called to Grays Fair Court care home in Dereham Road at 7.30pm on Friday following reports that a woman had been found dead inside the property.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Doreen Virgo, aged 89 and from Mill Street, Buxton.

The result of a Home Office post mortem examination which took place on Sunday showed that Doreen had died from compression of the neck.

Mick Virgo, aged 81 and also of Mill Street, Buxton, has been charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning.