Tyne & Wear

John Crout charged with murder of wife Sheila

A Newcastle man has been charged with murdering his wife.

The body of 65-year-old Sheila Crout was found by police officers called to a house in Lismore Place in the west end of the city on Wednesday.

Northumbria Police arrested her husband, John Crout, 63, and also of Lismore Place, and later charged him with her murder.

He appeared before magistrates and was remanded in custody to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday.

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