Delia Hughes case: Murder accused will go on trial

Delia Hughes Delia Hughes was found dead inside her Ocean Village home on 18 August

A man will go on trial charged with the murder of a great-grandmother found dead in her Southampton home.

Jamie Lee Boult, 24, appeared at Winchester Crown Court in connection with the death of Delia Hughes on 18 August.

The 85-year-old died from a number of blows to the head at her home in Atlantic Close, Ocean Village.

Mr Boult, of Chessel Crescent, Bitterne, was remanded in custody with a trial date set for 4 March next year.

Judge Andrew Barnett also set a plea and directions hearing for 17 December.

Mrs Hughes, a retired Littlewoods Supervisor, moved to Southampton 17 years ago from Blackpool, to be closer to her family.

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