Maplebeck farm death: Husband in court charged with murdering wife

Peter Thurgarland Peter Thurgarland was remanded into custody after his appearance at Nottingham Crown Court

A 71-year-old man has appeared in court accused of strangling his wife at their home in Nottinghamshire.

Peter Thurgarland appeared at Nottingham Crown Court charged with murdering his 70-year-old wife Julia at their farmhouse in Maplebeck.

He was remanded back in to custody to next appear at court on 1 March.

Post-mortem tests revealed Julia Thurgarland, a church warden, died from strangulation. Her body was found by paramedics on 28 December.

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