Alan David Baker charged with Christine Baker murder

Scene of death Police were called to the house in the early hours on Monday

A 56-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his wife.

Christine Baker, 52, was found inside the home she shared with her husband in Cramlington, Northumberland, in the early hours of Monday.

Alan David Baker appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court earlier after he was arrested following the discovery of the body at the address in Byrness Row.

He was remanded to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday.

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