Man charged with Cumbria murder of Meryl Parry

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Image caption The body of Meryl Parry was found at a house in Ainstable

A pensioner has been charged with murder after an 80-year-old woman was found dead at a house in Cumbria.

The body of Meryl Parry was discovered by police, who were called to The Dale, Ainstable, near Carlisle, in the early hours of Tuesday.

John Michael Parry, 81, was found to be in need of medical attention when officers arrived at the property.

Mr Parry was remanded in custody by North Cumbria magistrates in Carlisle pending a Crown Court hearing.

Police have so far not revealed how Mrs Parry died.

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