Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Peter Beaver, 80, in court charged with murdering wife Annie

Annie Beaver Image copyright Hampshire consatbulary
Image caption Annie Beaver was found dead by police on Saturday

An 80-year-old man charged with murdering his 81-year-old wife has been remanded in custody.

Annie Beaver was found dead by police at Sherfield Avenue in Leigh Park, Havant, in Hampshire, on Saturday.

Peter Beaver, of the same address, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court earlier.

Mr Beaver, who spoke only to confirm his date of birth and address during the short hearing, will appear at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

A 55-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action.

A post-mortem examination has been held, but the force said it was not in a position to confirm the results due to "ongoing inquiries".

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