Leicester

Ottawa Road death: Mark Howe charged with woman's murder

Ottawa Road
Image caption Police were called to a property on Ottawa Road in Leicester on Tuesday

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 48-year-old woman found dead in Leicester.

Police discovered the body of Katrina Wardle at a property in Ottawa Road on Tuesday morning.

Mark Howe, also of Ottawa Road, was charged with her murder and remanded in custody by Leicester magistrates.

A post-mortem examination has taken place but the results have not yet been released, a police spokesman said.

Mr Howe will appear at Leicester Crown Court on 1 August.

Mrs Wardle, who was married, had four brothers and three sisters.