Court appearance for York murder accused

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of an 87-year-old woman in York following a burglary at her home on New Year's Day.

Peter Harris, 33, also faced charges of robbery and assault at the hearing at York Magistrates' Court.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

North Yorkshire Police said the charges related to an incident at the victim's home in Victoria Court in Leeman Road.

Police said the woman died in hospital on Tuesday night.

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