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Peterborough armed siege: Man charged with murder

Emergency services vehicles in Cromwell Road, Peterborough Image copyright Terry-Harris.com
Image caption Police said all three victims sustained stab wounds

A man has been charged with murdering a woman who was found with stab wounds and severe head injuries at a home following an armed siege.

Two other people - a woman and a nine-year-boy - were also injured at the property in Cromwell Road in Peterborough at about 06:40 BST on Tuesday.

Andriejus Kostiajevas, 46, of Cromwell Road, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

He appeared in court on Thursday.

Mr Kostiajevas was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker.

All three victims at the property sustained stab wounds, police said.

A post-mortem examination of the woman, who was in her 40s, concluded she died as a result of severe head injuries.

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Image caption Cromwell Road runs north from Westgate Street in the city centre, between Bourges Boulevard and Lincoln Road

Another woman, in her 30s, who was stabbed, was released from hospital, however the nine-year-old boy is still receiving treatment for his injuries.

Mr Kostiajevas appeared before magistrates in Huntingdon.

He is expected to appear before Norwich Crown Court on Friday.

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